Photo radar finally fixed

The government has moved to make photo radar legal again.

Photo radar ran into a legal roadblock last fall after a judge ruled that tickets issued by the machines were considered hearsay because they could not be verified and were inadmissible in court.

The Journal de Montreal says as a result the number of convictions for photo radar infractions fell from from 42,000 last November to as low as  269 in June of this year.

Transport Minister Laurent Lessard says justice department officials have been working to clear up the ambiguity and within the next few weeks a program to have photo radar units calibrated on a  regular basis will begin which should mean that any citations issued would meet all legal requirements for conviction.