WINNIPEG – Drivers still have a lot to learn when it comes to school zones.
That’s according to CAA’s sixth school zone assessment, where they observed drivers along with Winnipeg Police in three different school zones.
Between 7:30 and 9:00 AM today, they noted 548 instances of risky driving, including one motorist travelling at 65 KM/H in a 30 KM/H zone.
Jeannine Pistawka is the principal of St. Ignatius School, which took part in the school zones assessment.
She says they see countless incidents involving dangerous driving, even during peak school hours.
“We see a lot of cars and cyclists that go through the crosswalk when the lights are flashing,” says Pistawka. “Often we see parents double parking to let their kids out or they’ll park in a way that they’re blocking a sidewalk in order to let their children out.”
Other hazardous behaviour includes a driver holding a dog in their lap, a transit bus going over 40 KM/H and a woman smoking in her car with a child in the back seat.