50 drivers caught speeding in Saskatoon construction zone

Saskatoon police hand out over $18,000 in fines to drivers speeding through a construction zone. File / Global News

Editor’s note: The Saskatoon police traffic unit initially tweeted that over 50 tickets were issued in 3.5 hours. This story has been changed to reflect the correct information.

The Saskatoon police traffic unit is asking drivers to slow down in construction zones.

The warning comes after officers handed out 50 speeding tickets in a Saskatoon orange zone from 3 to 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

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Four officers were set up at Highway 16 and Boychuk Drive where crews are working on a new overpass.

Over a two-hour period, 50 drivers were caught travelling above 60 kilometres per hour in the construction zone.

The fines totaled over $18,000.

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Fines for speeding in work zones start at $300, and for those caught going more than 30 km/h over the speed limit, fines start at $530.

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