All too often motorists continue to drive dangerously through school zones and around school buses. To enhance the safety of children attending schools in Brandon a reduction in speed to 30 km/hr in school zones will again be initiated starting in September.
Manitoba Public Insurance in partnership with the Brandon Police Service; will initiate a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) aimed at “School Safety Enforcement”.
The objective of the School Safety Enforcement STEP is to:
- increase the awareness of the dangers of unsafe driving behaviours in and around school zones;
- educate the public on safe driving practises in and around school zones
- reduce unsafe driving behaviours in and around school zones; ie: use of hand held electronic devices; speeding; passing a stopped school bus, through enforcement efforts aimed at offenders who display unsafe driving habits;
- to enforce speeding offences in the established reduced speed zone
Remember September is when the school zone speed is reduced to 30 km/hr.