Speeding in Labrador City school zone causing concern
Traffic survey found only four per cent of drivers slow down in zone
To better protect its students, the town council in Labrador City is cracking down on drivers who consistently speed in a heavily-travelled school zone.
A traffic survey conducted by the town found 98 per cent of vehicles speed on the street.
The survey also showed that only about four per cent of drivers will slow down as they go through the school zone.
Municipal Enforcement Officer Kate Quinton said the town is starting an awareness campaign in the area.
"We're going to be posting a speed of 20 [km/h] in the school zone from 7:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon, and then the speed will be 40[km/h] from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m."
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said traffic violations are up this year, but they wouldn't say by how much tickets have been issued through the school zone.