The first few weeks of the school year are the busiest and Prince George RCMP issued over 370 tickets.
During the campaign, 278 violation tickets were issued for speeding offenses, of that eight drivers were issued excessive speeding tickets, including one driver who got caught going 65 km/hour above the posted 30.
The RCMP will continue to patrol school and playground zones throughout the year.
“Despite our public warnings to slow down in school zones, nearly 300 tickets were issued for speeding in just nine school days,” says Sgt. Matt LaBelle, in charge of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services Section. “This is not safe for children. We will continue to enforce speed limits in areas where children are vulnerable.”
In addition to the School Zone enforcement, RCMP volunteers with the Citizens on Patrol Program conducted Speed Watch throughout several school zones over the first nine days of school. Citizens on Patrol volunteers observed approximately 541 vehicles and found over 232 motorists driving over the posted 30 km/hour school zone limit.