By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance is dishing out $50,000 so five police agencies across the province can better enforce reduced speed limits in school zones.
“The speed limit rules — which are designed to enhance road safety in high pedestrian areas — require motorists to slow down to the posted speed when passing through a school zone,” said Ward Keith with MPI.
Reduced speed zones are 30 km/h from 50 km/h Monday to Friday during school hours from September to June.
The extra enforcement will be visible during the month of September.
“School zones are clearly marked with very visual signs,” added Keith. “Motorists are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and travel zones.”