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Half of photo radar tickets issued to CBE staff occurred in playground, school zones | Calgary Herald

Public school board staff racked up thousands of dollars in traffic-related fines over the past two years, such as failing to stop at a red light, with nearly half of all speeding infractions occurring in playground or school zones across the city.

The Herald requested all copies of traffic infractions incurred by Calgary Board of Education staff between Jan. 1, 2012 and Nov. 1, 2014. The board provided copies of 43 tickets, the bulk of which were photo radar tickets (35, of which 17 occurred in 30 km/h zones), as well as several parking and failure to stop at a red light tickets, for a combined $5,115 in fines.

Each of the four failure to stop at a red light tickets resulted in a $287 fine. The highest fine doled out for speeding was $301 where the driver was caught driving 75 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Sarcee Trail S.W. In 17 instances, drivers were captured speeding through a 30 km/h zone, with the highest fine of $129 being issued where the driver exceeded the limit by 21 km/h in the 12600 block of Bonaventure Drive S.W.

The tickets provided may only represent a fraction of traffic infractions by CBE staff. The public school district was unable to provide copies of any tickets in instances where the driver was stopped and cited by a police officer. In those cases, the CBE did not receive a copy of the ticket.

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Half of photo radar tickets issued to CBE staff occurred in playground, school zones | Calgary Herald.

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