Law enforcement agencies in Saskatchewan reported another busy month as they focused on drivers speeding in construction zones.
Speeding through work zones was also the traffic safety spotlight for the month of July for SGI.
In all 182 tickets were issued – 177 of which for exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or equipment, and 5 for speeding where a flag person is present.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says offending drivers could pay a hefty fine, depending on their need for speed.
“The fines when workers are present triple,”McMurchy said. “Those fines start at 210-dollars and increase by 3-dollars for every kilometre over the speed limit.”
For example, if you’re caught driving through a 60 km/h zone at 100 km/h, you’re looking at a fine of 450-dollars plus the victim surcharge of 80-dollars for a total of 530-dollars.