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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