Resolution #141 : Speed cameras (Official French version)
The first speed cameras in Québec were installed at almost the same time as the winter tire requirement came into force, thus complicating the analysis of their effectiveness in the Province. In addition, the Liberal Party of Québec has amended the regulations on speed cameras to transform into admissible evidence what a Québec Court Judge has described as "hearsay" which has "no value as evidence”, thus compromising the rights of Quebeckers to introduce what looks like yet another disguised tax. Finally, while many politicians and citizens believe that lower speed limits and rigorous application of speed limits by automated traffic control systems are a panacea for improving road safety, there exists scientific evidence that says otherwise.
That is why a government of the Conservative Party of Québec will turn off all speed cameras for one year, and then reactivate them only if the number of accidents increases faster than the intensity of the traffic at the specific locations where they were installed.