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Police issue 165 tickets in first week back to school

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 at 9:46 am MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The first week of back to school for students saw drivers taking home their own paperwork, in the form of tickets.

According to Calgary police, 165 tickets were issued last week along with 100 warnings as part of its playground zone enforcement.

Police said the top speed they recorded in a playground zone was 69 km/h which resulted in a $345 fine.

Officers said the most common excuse they heard when they stopped drivers: “I didn’t see the sign”.

Police are reminding you to slow down and check all your surroundings carefully if driving through school and playground zones.