Photo radar coming to Circle Drive this fall

Police will be introducing photo radar to Circle Drive this fall because the roadway is too busy for officers to safely stop vehicles.

Stopping drivers on busy roadway not practical

Police want to avoid scenes like this. (CBC)

Photo radar is coming to Circle Drive.

Police say they'll be introducing the traffic enforcement tool at several spots this fall. This is to help combat speeding on the roadway.

It's too busy for police to safely pull over vehicles.

The move also mirrors police concerns with speeding in the city.

"We have had too many encounters in recent years with people who are intent upon evading police, and they are doing so with complete disregard to public safety," said Alyson Edwards with the city police.

On Saturday, a 21-year-old motorcyclist was clocked going 180 kilometres an hour on Circle Drive, twice the speed limit. And just a few weeks ago, a car was stopped going 200 kilometres an hour.

New penalties for excessive speeding came into effect in June. They include seven day vehicle seizures.