Enforcement Services will continue to focus on school zone safety after hundreds of tickets were given out to drivers in the first two weeks of school.
Between September 5th and September 15th, Peace Officers gave out 876 fines for traffic safety offenses and 29 tickets for parking violations.
Most moving traffic violations were given for speeding, according to Sargent Ryan Hoffman. There were 54 of those type of fines given out in the first four days of school.
“The reduction of speed in school zones is a priority because greater speeds equate to significantly higher pedestrian injury/fatality rates,” said Hoffman.
He adds that officers will actively be patrolling school zones to make it safer for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. They will be out in the areas Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Officer says there is room for improvement in the Swan City.