SGI’s September traffic safety focus is on school zones.
SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says an astonishing number of people were convicted for speeding in school zones last year.
“There were close to 25,000 convictions for exceeding the speed limit in school zones,” McMurchy said. “But thanks to increased enforcement and safe pedestrian behaviours, there were no pedestrians injured in school zones last year. That’s a good thing.”
But McMurchy says 96 people were fined for disobeying school bus signals.
“The fine for that is 360-dollars,” McMurchy said. “And it will also cost you four demerit points on your safe driver recognition. When a school bus is stopped and its lights are flashing, chances are children are coming out and crossing in front of you. So, you do not want to speed around a school bus.”