Speeding in construction zones to be SGI’s traffic safety focus in July

It’s summer, and that means plenty of road work across Saskatchewan.

This is why SGI’s July traffic safety spotlight shines on speeding in work zones.

SGI’s Tyler McMurchy says it’s an ongoing problem with people not slowing to 60km/h in the Orange Zone.

“In 2019, there were 1,179 convictions for speeding in work zones,” McMurchy said. “That includes both photo and police-written tickets.”

McMurchy says they continue to see very high numbers every year of people blowing through the Orange Zone at more than 60 km/h, and says getting caught results in a significant fine.

“It is the most expensive type of speeding ticket you can get,” McMurchy said. “Travelling at 100km/h through a zone marked 60km/h will get you a fine/ticket of $1,008.”

He says it’s a $440 fine for going 20 km/h over the 60km/h limit.


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