How much does it cost to go 30+ km/h over the posted speed limit?
Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release
Wednesday afternoon, a member of The Brandon Police Service Traffic Unit stopped a motorist for speeding through a school zone. The BPS radar gun registered the vehicle as traveling at a speed of 63km/h through the 30km/h zone along 26th street in front of J.R. Reid School Zone. The fine worked out to be $482.00.
(Photo credit: Brandon Police Service)
That is an expensive 2-block drive. The school zone there is approximately 350 metres in length. That works out to almost $1.38 per metre.
Slowing down doesn’t just save lives, it saves money.