Weyburn police deal with many speeders on city streets

The Weyburn Police Service received 83 calls for service during the week of March 15 to 21, resulting in two adults being charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for theft, and 31 tickets being issued under the Traffic Safety Act.

It’s official, spring is here! Along with the warmer weather, sunshine, renewed energy and optimism, also comes the tendency of wanting to get to your destination faster. Of the 31 tickets issued under the TSA during the week, 24 were speeding tickets, with a few of them being more than 35 km/hr over the limit. The Weyburn Police would like to remind everyone to drive safely and be alert as spring also brings out more pedestrians, children playing, pets, and even more wildlife.

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A Few Spring Driving Tips to Keep in Mind

Check Your Vehicle:

• Make sure the tires are properly inflated and have good tread

• Make sure the brakes work properly

• Make sure the windshield wipers work properly for clear visibility

• Make sure all lights and signals are clean and work properly

Police are urging motorists to be aware and to share the road:

• Slow down and be alert in residential and high activity areas

• Watch for pedestrians and children playing

• Watch for bicyclists and motorcyclists

• Watch for construction zones and equipment

• Avoid potholes and large puddles

• Be prepared for sun glare

• Watch for wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk

*Anyone with information regarding any matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP Detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).