Police give tickets to speeding bike riders
Police on Vancouver Island have been out in force over the last two days, cracking down on those drivers speeding through school zones, and that isn’t only restricted to those on four wheels.
Saanich Police Sergeant John Price, was enforcing the 30 kilometre per hour school zone at area schools, but it wasn’t just those operating motor vehicles who drew his attention.
He said we were stopping motorists but we couldn’t help but notice that some of the cyclists coming through our school zone were in excess of the speed limit where they’re doing 40, 44, 45 in a 30 zone, so we stopped one of the cyclists and we had to explain to them that as a cyclist they have the same duties under section 183 of the motor vehicle act as a driver.
The cyclist was issued a ticket.
Drivers on two wheels or four, face fines starting at 196 dollars for speeding through school zones.
School zones are in effect from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.