Speeding in school zones a concern

Three weeks into the semester, RCMP are still finding speeders in most school zones in Cranbrook.

  • Sep. 28, 2016 5:00 p.m.

After three weeks of back to school, Cranbrook RCMP are still finding speeders in most school zones.

The Cranbrook RCMP has made it a priority to be out in school zones sporadically throughout the day in order to monitor speeds in school zones. Officers have also been keeping an eye out for people in too much of a hurry and passing busses when they are stopped letting kids on and off.

Two main areas of concern for police continue to be 2nd St S in front of Laurie Middle School and 2nd St N between Western Financial Place and 14th Ave.

These two areas are main thoroughfares for commuters going to and from work and school. Cranbrook RCMP has pulled over multiple vehicles in these two areas, and have issued paperwork to the drivers.

“Second St. South by Laurie is a congested area with a lot of students and parents in the area. Vehicles travelling through this zone are going well above the 30km/hr zone and endangering the lives of students trying to make it to school,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron.

Second St. N. has wider access on the roadways and greater views for motorists, but it is still a 30km/hr zone. Commuters are advised to slow down to the posted speed limit or face fines and possible vehicle impoundments, depending on the speed.


Cranbrook Daily Townsman

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