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.
Last week our Traffic Section was out patrolling playground zones as kids returned #BackToSchool. We’re reminding all drivers to slow down and observe your surroundings carefully. Let's improve traffic safety together. #yycSafeRoads #yyc #yyctraffic pic.twitter.com/byhvbDlt4R
— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) September 10, 2019
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.