Thousands of Winnipeggers waiting to fight photo radar tickets may have just caught a big break.
A judge has tossed out one woman’s ticket in a decision that could set a major precedent.
In a written decision, Provincial Court Judge Mary Kate Harvie says it’s because the woman has had to wait 18 months to go to trial.
Harvie says it should only take 4-6 months. She says the amount of time it’s taking for tickets to get to court is “unreasonable.”
Anti photo radar group Wise Up Winnipeg says this means thousands of other people waiting to fight their tickets should have them tossed out too.
They say the average wait time right now is roughly 22 months.
It’s unclear whether or not other people may step up to launch a court challenge.
So far, the crown is not commenting on the case or whether or not they may appeal the judge’s decision.