7:30 a.m., Jan. 10)
zone safety blitz nets 211 tickets in two days
By Fred Sherwin
traffic enforcement officers have been kept busy over
the past two days, handing out 211 tickets for moving
violations in area school zones including one charge for
passing a school bus while its flashing lights were on.
bus running has been occuring at an alarming rate over
the past few months, as brought to light in a recent article
of the worst locations in Orléans has been at the
corner of Charlemagne Blvd. and Valade Crescent. Within
minutes of an unmarked police car setting up near the
corner on Thursday morning, a 19-year-old motorist drove
past a school bus that had it's safety bar extended and
its flashing lights on.
driver was traveling in the opposite direction of the
four lane road and tried to use that as an excuse for
their failure to stop, however, the law clearly states
that traffic must stop in both directions unless the lanes
are separated by a median.
her transgression the female motorist received a $490
fine and six demerit points. Over two hundred other tickets
were handed out to drivers for speeding in school zones
along Valin Street, Princess Louise Drive, Merkley Drive
and Gardenway Drive, as well as several other locations.
fastest driver was caught traveling 41 km/h over the speed
safety blitz was initiated after several articles appeared
in the local media drawing attention to the issue of school
bus running in Orléans.
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