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62 school zone speeding tickets issued by Saskatoon police on first day of class

Public and Catholic school classes in the Saskatoon area start Tuesday and with that comes the return of reduced speed limits in school zones.
One driver was caught going just over double the speed limit in a Saskatoon school zone, police said. Devin Sauer / Global News

Dozens of drivers in Saskatoon were caught speeding through school zones on the first day of class.

Saskatoon police said members of the traffic unit charged 62 drivers with speeding in a school zone on Tuesday.

READ MORE: Saskatoon police enforcing school zones as students head back to class

In one case, police said a driver was clocked going 61 km/h — over double the limit — in the Dundonald School zone.

The driver was handed a $398 ticket.

The speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A driver caught going 20 km/h over the limit faces a $310 ticket.

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Police said 11 drivers were charged with making a U-turn in a school zone, which carries a $90 fine.

Another 11 drivers were cited for parking violations, police said.

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