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No hope for refunds on construction-zone speeding tickets: Chomiak

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The province and city are not legally obligated to refund fines of drivers caught speeding in reduced speed zone road construction areas -- even though the construction zones were not properly marked, said Attorney General Dave Chomiak.

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The province and city are not legally obligated to refund fines of drivers caught speeding in reduced speed zone road construction areas -- even though the construction zones were not properly marked, said Attorney General Dave Chomiak.

WINNIPEG — Attorney General Dave Chomiak today killed any hope thousands of drivers will get a refund on their construction zone speeding tickets.

Chomiak said the province and city are not legally obligated to pay back fines of drivers caught speeding in reduced speed zone road construction areas even though the construction zones were not properly marked.

He also said to even begin to examine a possible refund would be an administrative nightmare.
He also said the city was not happy about the possibility of refund when it was based on a legal technicality regarding signage at the end of a construction zone.

"The city did not want to pay the money back," Chomiak said. "The city said it wanted to put the money into police."

 

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