Delta Police Gave Out 217 Violation Tickets During The First 2 Weeks Of School

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Looks like drivers got bad grades during the first few weeks of school. During the first two weeks of school, Delta Police issued 217 violation tickets to drivers for speeding or distracted driving.

This includes police pulling over one driver for being impaired.

“Parents should rest assured that patrols and enforcement efforts at school zones will continue throughout the school year” reads a statement.

According to statistics, an adult struck by a vehicle at 50 km/h has a fatality rate of 50% and 85% if hit by a car going 60 km/h. Now if this was a child, they’re more likely to be hurt or killed.

“Drivers require a certain amount of time to both see a problem and then react to a problem,” says Sergeant Sukh Sidhu, head of the Traffic Services for Delta Police. “Perception/reaction time is 1.5 seconds for most people.”

Delta Police are reminding drivers that school zone speed limits are 30 km/h from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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