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September spotlight: 4,887 speeders ticketed, including 195 in school zones

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The results from September’s Traffic Safety Spotlight show that police issued 4,887 tickets for various speeding offences, including 195 tickets to drivers for speeding in school zones.

With kids back to school in September, SGI provided a refresher course on safe school zone driving habits so we could keep kids safe. The main lesson? Slow down in school zones to keep kids safe. (Remember, speeding tickets are extra costly; 20 km/h over the limit in a school zone results in a $310 ticket and three demerits).

It’s extra 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 and law enforcemen­t are focusing on speeding in October. You can quickly find all sorts of traffic safety informatio­n on SGI’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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