Police focus on traffic safety in school zones

Halifax Regional PoliceIn their continued effort to address road safety and educate citizens on the rules of the road, the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit is focusing on traffic safety in school zones during the month of September.

During ‘Operation School Zone,’ officers will target speeding in school zones and also monitor crosswalks in areas surrounding schools, universities and colleges.

Citizens are reminded to be aware of school zones and corresponding crosswalks, and exercise care in these areas to help ensure the safety of our children.

Citizens who enjoy cycling, rollerblading and skateboarding, particularly students from out of town who may not be aware of Nova Scotia laws, are reminded that helmets must be worn when participating in any wheeled activity.

Throughout August, the Unit focussed on speed surveillance. Traffic Unit members wrote 646 Summary Offence Tickets during the month, including 227 for speeding, 50 of which were in construction zones.

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