Daily update on Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign

Daily update on Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign

Results from the North Bay Police Service’s Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign for Wednesday September 7th, 2016 are in:

  • Two speeding tickets were issued in the Community Safety Zone on Jane Street at Harvey Street where the speed limit is 40 km per hour, every day of the year, at all hours of the day. The highest registered speed was 65 km per hour.
  • Three speeding tickets were issued in the Community Safety Zone on O’Brien Street, while the amber lights were flashing to indicate that speed is reduced to 40 km/hr. The highest registered speed was 59 km/hr. Motorists are reminded that they must reduce their speed to 40 when the amber lights are flashing in this area. Amber lights flash from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from September 1st to June 30th. When the amber lights are NOT flashing, the speed limit returns to 50 km per hour.
  • Four 72-hour notices were issued for failing to show documentation. Drivers have 72 hours to come to North Bay Police Service headquarters to show proof of insurance or vehicle permit.
  • Police did not observe any drivers who failed to stop for a school bus or who failed to wait for pedestrians and school crossing guards to completely cross the road at school crossings.

City’s By-law
The City of North Bay’s traffic by-law as it relates to Speed Limits, School Zones and Community Safety Zones can be found here: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/content/bylaws/data/2016/2016_018.pdf

Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign Continues
The North Bay Police Service’s traffic enforcement campaign continues every weekday until Friday September 16th, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. when school-related traffic is at its peak. Police officers will be monitoring and enforcing traffic laws along school bus routes, in community safety zones where speeds are reduced to 40 km per hour and at school crossings where young pedestrians are crossing the road with the help of school crossing guards.

Community safety is a shared responsibility. Drivers are advised to concentrate on the road, make eye contact with pedestrians, respect speed limits, and stop for school buses in both directions when their upper red lights are flashing.