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138 tickets handed to Sask drivers for speeding through highway work zones

A recent enforcement blitz by Saskatchewan police in highway work zones resulted in 138 speeding tickets being issued.According to a news release from SGI, the special enforcement took place during the month of July. When passing a highway worker, flag person or highway equipment with warning lights flashing, drivers are required to slow down to 60 km/h, or the posted speed limit.Here’s the breakdown of the work zone tickets.104 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a work zone. 32 tickets for exceeding 60 km/h when passing a highway worker or flag person. One ticket for exceeding 60 km/h when passing occupied highway equipment. One ticket for exceeding 60 km/h when passing highway equipment with warning lights in operation. SGI said police also issued a ticket to a driver who failed to obey the direction of a flag person or peace officer.Going 40 km/h over the speed limit comes with a $1,008 fine and four demerits. When driving through a work zone, SGI said drivers should obey posted signs or flag persons, give the road their full attention and keep a safe following distance between them and vehicle in front.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“It’s always important to remember that when you’re travelling through a work zone you’re in someone’s office – it’s up to all of us to keep those workers safe as they fix and build our province’s roads and highways,” said a statement from SGI. read more