School Zone Speed Limit Snafu, Warns Advocacy Group

School Zone Speed Limits
Reduced speed limits in school zones went into effect on September 1. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Reduced speed limits in Winnipeg school zones came into effect September 1, but a local advocacy group says motorists are being unfairly targeted due to improper signage.

Wise Up Winnipeg says 37 of the 171 school zones aren’t marked correctly to warn motorists of upcoming areas where the speed is reduced to 30 km/h.

They also say some zones are missing from the province’s by-law on reduced speeds, and several zones were listed as not qualifying for reduced speeds, but were signed and enforced anyways.

The group also found:

  • Some zones listed more than once with different start and end points listed for the same zone.
  • One example where a reduced speed is implemented for traffic going the wrong way on a one-way street.
  • 26 locations with the wrong street directions.
  • 27 locations with the wrong school address.

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