Already ACT Policing has issued 75 traffic infringement notices (TINS) for speeding offences as part of its Back-to-School campaign.
Over a period of just two days (Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 February), police targeted the all important issue of speeding in school zones.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran said that despite police highlighting an increased presence and focus on speeding drivers in school zones, the initial results indicate people are not heeding these warnings.
“Reducing your speed to 40km/hr provides increased reaction time for a driver and can be the difference between avoiding a collision or worse, hitting a child,” Superintendent Colbran said.
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“We don’t want to have these kinds of statistics; we’d prefer to save a life.”
The speed enforcement around school zones is part of ACT Policing’s partnership with the ACT Government. From February 1, ACT Policing’s traffic enforcement focus will be on speeding.