The cold, wet, dark and slippery morning yesterday failed to deter hurrying Durham drivers as they sped away despite police presence.
DRPS Traffic Services said despite police parked in front of a daycare, and yes that’s a northbound school bus (image below), drivers were still disobeying the posted limits in this community safety zone.
“Please slow down and drive with extra care and attention in these areas,” it pleaded.
Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) also reminded motorists to slow down! “Be alert! Kids are back to school and with the drizzle/fog we need to take extra care.”
It warned DRPS Road Safety officers are out ensuring our roadways are safe.
In a posted 40kmh zone in Town of Ajax the front of two schools was the site of countless stops yesterday.
These included three stops in quick succession by DRPS Traffic Services team.
However, despite traffic stops occurring, people still drove by speeding, police complained.
DRPS also said drivers were ignoring the road conditions.
“Good Morning City of Pickering. I met a resident of the Region of Durham, and he advised he wasn’t paying attention to his speed (below).
“It’s currently dark, raining and roads are slippery,” the police pointed out.
DRPS North Division officers stopped this driver (below) for speeding at 90kmh in a posted 60-zone in Scugog, in dense fog.
“Please plan ahead, slow down and drive safely,” they added.
Meanwhile, DRPS announced a road closure in Scugog (Seagrave) from Old Simcoe and Regulation Road 6 to Highway 7/12 and Regulation Road 6 for downed hydro lines.