Police issue more than 30 tickets on first day of school

Two vehicles impounded for excessive speed in school zones

  • Sep. 4, 2013 7:00 p.m.
The Abbotsford police issued 34 tickets on the first day back to school on Tuesday.

The Abbotsford police issued 34 tickets on the first day back to school on Tuesday.



Abbotsford police issued 34 tickets on the first day back to school, and impounded two vehicles due to excessive speeding.

Const. Ian MacDonald said that despite police efforts to advertise that officers would be monitoring school zones on Tuesday, many drivers failed to slow down.

“We had a disappointing first day.”

MacDonald said the two drivers had their vehicles impounded after driving over 70 km/h in the 30 km/h school zones. Those drivers will also receive tickets.

He added that officers were out for a short day, but still issued the 34 tickets in addition to many verbal warnings.

“It’s a pretty high number and we’re hoping drivers will get the message before the end of the week.”

Deputy police chief Rick Lucy was out on Tuesday with the police traffic unit, monitoring school zones at Centennial Park Elementary.

He said the traffic unit found “more speeders than we would want to find.”

Lucy said police want to stress to drivers to be alert, watch for pedestrians and do not use electronic devices.

“We want this community to be really safe … when it comes to things like school zones, please pay attention to how you’re driving.”