The Estevan Police Service is reporting that they have not had very many incidents within school zones so far this year. 

"Which is good," adds Estevan Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur. "People ted to be slowing down and abide by the speed limits and paying attention."

"We encourage our local educators and bus driver and people like that, if they do see behaviour that is not conforming to the traffic laws to certainly let us know so we can pay special attention to those areas."

He adds that they have acquired some more tools to help enforce the speed limits. 

"We have purchased, through a grant from SGI, two more speed signs, those are the flashing speed signs that you've seen around the city before. So we purchased two more of those that we'll be setting up in problem areas. Just as a reminder to motorists." 

"When you go above the posted limit, it will start to flash and remind that motorist that they're going too fast. Sometimes speeding isn't completely intentional, sometimes it's just a matter of the driver inadvertently starts creeping up a little above the posted limit and that's what those signs are designed for. Someone who chooses to speed will it have any effect? Maybe, maybe not. This is more of a courtesy thing. If you're going through a school zone and you're going 33 or 34, if you're supposed to be doing 30, it will flash and remind you." 

READ MORE: School Zones Becoming More Dangerous, But You Can Help

 

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