Back to School traffic enforcement – Friday September 16th Results
On Friday September 16th, 2016, as a result of the North Bay Police Service’s ongoing Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign, patrol and traffic officers issued the following speeding tickets:
- Eight drivers were ticketed for speeding in the School Safety Zone on Algonquin Avenue, while the amber lights were flashing to indicate that the speed is reduced to 40 km/h. The highest speed registered at 74 km/h.
- Five drivers were ticketed for speeding in the School Safety Zone on O’Brien Street, while the amber lights were flashing to indicate that the speed is reduced to 40 km/h. The highest speed registered at 58 km/h.
“We were encouraged to see the number of drivers who did reduce their speed to 40 km/h in the school safety zones,” said Cst. Ken Ayres, North Bay Police Service Traffic Enforcement Officer, who teamed up with a North Bay Police Service patrol officer to conduct the targeted traffic enforcement on Friday. “These drivers are to be commended for their respect for the rules of the road. Because of their actions, drivers behind them had no choice but to also reduce their speeds, thus making our roads safer for students in these areas.”
While Friday marked the end of the North Bay Police Service’s two-week Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign, traffic enforcement and patrol officers will continue to monitor traffic and enforce traffic laws in North Bay and Callander, including in school zones, community safety zones, along school bus routes, and at school crossings.
Community safety is a shared responsibility. Drivers are advised to respect the rules of the road at all times.