October 12, 2017 10:13 am

180 drivers caught speeding in a Saskatoon school zone

Saskatoon police nabbed 180 drivers speeding through a school zone during six-hour crackdown.

Devin Sauer / Global News

Nearly 200 drivers were nabbed recently for speeding in one Saskatoon school zone.

Saskatoon police targeted drivers in the school zone on 20th Street near St. Paul’s Hospital.

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One-hundred and eighty drivers received speeding tickets over a six-hour period, an average of one every two minutes.

The crackdown took place a block-and-a-half from the school, but Saskatoon police said it is not a signage issue.

“The school zones in Saskatoon where we do see a lot of tickets issued tend to be out of the residential areas,” Saskatoon police spokesperson Julie Clark said.

“Those two schools zones, which happen to be on 20th Street as well as 33rd Street, they’ve been there for decades so drivers should be getting used to these school zones by now.”

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Neither the police service nor the city are considering increasing signage in the area.

Speed limits in Saskatoon school zones is 30 km/h, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

School zone speeding fines start at $210.

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