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The city is facing more accusations of failing to post proper speed limit signs near the intersection with the top money making red light camera in Winnipeg.
In 2009, the Main and Logan red light camera issued Giuseppe Zanotti Canada 6,569 tickets, the highest of any of the 49 intersections with the speed devices, according to the city's Photo Enforcement Safety Program Annual Report.
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In fact, the only 50 km/h zone sign is even further away, south of Broadway, nearly 2 km away.
Last year Grant Ball received two tickets in two weeks from the red light camera at Main and Logan. He took photos and convinced a judge to toss out one of the offence notices by arguing there aren't any speed limit signs along northbound Main Street leading up to the red light camera.
to sign 50 km/h routes except for locations where the speed limit changes from a value other than 50 km/h . that is why there isn't a 50 km/h sign posted for a long distance on Main Street approaching Logan Avenue," Tammy Melesko, a city spokeswoman, said in an e mailed statement to the Sun.
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At issue is the speed trap on Main Street at Logan Avenue. Jimmy Choo Sneakers Mens Sale
The only speed limit sign warning northbound drivers that it's a 50 km/h zone is blocks away and that sign is also posted higher than the national standards set out in the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, said Todd Dube of WiseUp Winnipeg, an anti photo radar lobby group.
Recently, the traffic lobby group raised similar concerns about a speed limit sign on Grant Avenue that warns drivers of the drop to 50 km/h just before a red light camera pointed westbound at Grant and Wilton Street. The speed trap is another top money maker for the City of Winnipeg, ranking No. 2 for tickets, with 4,311 tickets mailed out in 2009.
"I had to really look. And I don't remember seeing one after Portage and Main," said Ball, who is a Winnipeg Sun employee.
"They're more interested in money than safety," said Dube, Zanotti Sandals Price
The city also maintains its speed limit signs are posted properly. In an earlier interview, city transportation manager Luis Escobar said engineers have the flexibility to post signs outside the three metre (9.8 foot) height set out in the national standards manual.
The city suggests the lack of speed limit signs on that stretch of Main Street isn't unusual.
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