Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 5/5/2009 (2850 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The City of Winnipeg Police Service illegally gave out speeding tickets in construction zones. The signs posted indicate that when workers are present, the speed limit is reduced. The police department issued speeding tickets when workers were not present, even if motorists were within the posted limit. They were taken to court and they lost. Now, we are advised that if we received one of these illegal tickets and we paid it, we will not be reimbursed.
However, if you neglected to pay your ticket, you are off the hook. The message this sends is that if you are law abiding, follow the road signs and pay illegally issued parking tickets, you will be treated unfairly. What they did was against the law. I expect our police force to follow the law. Why are they not being held accountable?