The Winnipeg Police Service is testing a new intersection safety camera after learning that the current cameras are obsolete.

The camera, which will be operational for approximately 30 days, was installed at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Mount Royal Road, one of the 49 photo radar locations across Winnipeg.

The DriveSafe Enforcement System, which comes at no cost to the police service or city, was installed on Thursday, October 5 and uses video tracking and radar instead of the current cameras that use photographs and loops embedded in the road. It is also capable of license plate recognition.

During the 30-day testing period, no violations will be issued or processed, and no personal information will be retained.

The Winnipeg Police Service says the current cameras used for photo enforcement are obsolete. Before being installed elsewhere, the new system must be approved in the Image Capturing Enforcement Regulation under The Highway Traffic Act.