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Traffic - Community Safety Zone enforcement results in 41 vehicles stopped

Posted on Friday September 06, 2019
  On Friday, September 6, 2019, from approximately 9:20 am to 12:00 pm police conducted speed enforcement on Victoria Av. in front of Twenty Valley Public School in Vineland.
  The purpose of this enforcement is to enforce and educate the newly enacted "Community Safety Zone" on Victoria Av near the School.  This area is a posted 50 km/h zone and is a 40 km/h zone when the signal lights are flashing.  Fines in these designated areas are doubled.
  During this enforcement police stopped 41 vehicles and educated the drivers with warnings as well as a number of tickets being issued.  
  The top speed recorded was 74 km/h.  In addition 2 drivers were required to provide breath samples into a roadside screening device.  One of these drivers having open liquor in his passenger seat.  Both drivers were within the limit and able to continue driving with applicable Provincial Offence Notices issued. 
  This Community Safety Zone is one of the two new zones enacted on September 3rd.  The second zone is at St. Davids Public School located at 1344 York Rd. St. Davids. 
 The Niagara Regional Police Service cannot express enough the need to follow speed limits and rules of the road.  The dangers speeding poses to the public is obvious and only compounded in a school zone.


Incident Number: 19-89147
Submitted By: Shane Schedler
Approved By: Todd Waselovich

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