Winnipeg Police Issue Tickets, Warnings in School Zones

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Winnipeg police were busy Tuesday enforcing reduced speed limits in school zones across the city.

As of September 1, the speed around 171 Winnipeg schools dropped from 50 km/h to 30 km/h between 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from September to June.

While most Manitoba students don’t return to class until Wednesday, police were doling out tickets and warnings to motorists.

Police say they issued 128 tickets and 173 warnings between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“We want to ensure students are safe all year round. Drivers, be cautious in school zones and slow down,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum. “We want this to be a safe school year for every student in this province and it is up to all of us to ensure the safety of those going to school.”

Reduced speed school zones apply to any street that borders a private or public school which includes grade six or lower, and is not a regional street.

A list of streets impacted is available on the city’s website.