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Minister reminds drivers to slow down in construction zones

REGINA, Sask. -- Saskatchewan's Department of Highways is once again appealing to drivers to slow down in construct...


REGINA, Sask. — Saskatchewan’s Department of Highways is once again appealing to drivers to slow down in construction zones and reminding them of the cost of not doing so.

Exceeding 60 km-h in “orange zones” will cost a driver a base fine of $140 plus $2 for each additional kilometre per hour over the speed limit. That goes up to $4 per kilometre if exceeding 90 km-h, meaning a driver travelling 100 km-h in a construction zone will receive a $240 ticket plus a $40 victim’s surcharge which goes toward victim’s services programs throughout the province.

“This construction season is expected to be among our busiest, meaning drivers will often see highway workers and equipment,” says Highways Minister, Mark Wartman. “By exercising care and caution when passing highway crews, we can all ensure a safe, productive construction season.”

A highway hotline has been set up to alert drivers of construction zones. It can be reached by calling 787-7623 in Regina or 933-8333 in Saskatoon. There is also a toll free number: 888-335-7623.


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