From digital speed signs to speed bumps to sidewalks, the provincial government has approved a total of 112 projects in 108 different communities across Saskatchewan totalling $1.4 million thanks to the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund in an effort to improve traffic safety.
Twice each year, the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants are awarded to communities, using a portion of the proceeds from photo speed enforcement (PSE) locations in the province. Since the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund was established, there have been a total of 309 initiatives funded totalling more than $3.6 million.
Traffic safety initiatives (including projects, equipment, programs and public awareness) must focus on one of the specified priority areas, including speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant protection and intersection safety.
Applications are evaluated by the PSE Committee, which is made up of representatives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, the Prince Albert Grand Council, the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Highways and SGI. Applicants must include a well-defined action plan, as well as specific, measurable traffic safety objectives and evidence-based information.
The Traffic Safety Fund Grant List can be found here.