A lot of Saskatchewan drivers did not make the grade during September’s SGI Traffic Safety Focus on school zone safety.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says plenty of tickets were handed out to drivers speeding through school zones.
“There were 439 tickets issued for speeding in a school zone,” McMurchy said. “Now, those are tickets issued by a police officer. There were also another 15-hundred and 42 tickets for speeding through school zone through photo-speed enforcement.”
Tickets were also handed out for failing to yield to pedestrians and not obeying school bus safety lights.
McMurchy says the list is long for drivers not obeying the rules.
“Including motorists speeding,” McMurchy continued. “Driving distracted, failing to obey stop signs or yield signs, failing to yield for pedestrians, failing to obey crossing guards, failing to obey school bus arms and flashing lights.”
McMurchy says speeders weren’t the only ones getting ticketed.
“Also, as part of the traffic safety spotlight, police issued 7 tickets for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in an intersection or a crosswalk,” McMurchy said. “There was one ticket issued to a pedestrian walking in a path of a vehicle. And two tickets for drivers not obeying school bus safety lights.”
McMurchy says drivers need to remember it is their responsibility to ensure children are protected from harm as they go to and from school.