SGI has revealed the results from their September Traffic Safety Spotlight, showing that police issued 4,887 tickets for various speeding offences, including 195 tickets to those speeding in school zones.
With kids back in school for September, SGI provided a course on driving safely through a school zone to keep the children safe. They say their main lesson was to slow down.
SGI says speeding tickets are extra costly; 20 km/h over the limit in a school zone results in a $310 ticket and three demerits.
They say it’s important for drivers to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. Ten drivers in school zones also received $230 tickets for failing to do so.
Other results reported by law enforcement in September include:
- 399 impaired driving offences, including 247 Criminal Code violations.
- 435 tickets for seatbelt and car seat offences.
- 869 tickets for distracted driving, including 770 for using a mobile device.
SGI says they are working with law enforcement to focus on speeding throughout October.