Manitoba Public Insurance is once again partnering with law enforcement agencies throughout the province to fund enhanced enforcement activities in and around schools over the month of September.
Now in its eighth year, MPI provides funding to assist three police agencies in enhancing their patrols around schools in the mornings and afternoons when pedestrian activity and traffic volumes are heaviest. Participating agencies this year are the RCMP, Winnipeg and Brandon police services.
Drivers are reminded to educate themselves when school zone speed limits are in effect within their respective communities. Enhanced enforcement can take place before, during or after classes in the designated school zone.
“It’s important that drivers observe the speed limits and slow down,” said Satvir Jatana, Vice President, Employee and Community Engagement, Manitoba Public Insurance. “Reducing the vehicle’s speed could save a life. Slowing down allows the driver to react quicker and reduces braking distance.
“Whether it’s pedestrian traffic or parents dropping off their children, school zones can be very busy. Slowing down can make everyone safer.”
During the campaign last year, nearly 600 speeding offense notices were handed out during this annual school safety initiative. Over the last five years, more than 5,000 provincial offence notices for various infractions, ranging from speeding to use of a hand-held electronic while driving, failure to stop at pedestrian crosswalks and other traffic control devices, have been issued to drivers.
Last year, participating police agencies monitored more than a hundred different school locations in both urban and rural communities. Photo radar speed enforcement in school zones is not a part of this partnership initiative.
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