Brandon police had their lasers out, monitoring traffic speeds through school zones today, as kids went back to class and new speed limits took effect.
Following provincial legislation earlier this year, the city has implemented 30 km/h speed limits past most schools in Brandon. Those limits took effect on Monday, which was Labour Day, but classes at city schools started today, which sparked the police blitz.
Most drivers — including ones who were pulled over for going too fast — and parents this morning at J.R. Reid School told the Brandon Sun that they supported the new, lower limits.
But one driver stopped in the middle of the road to tell police that the limits were "ridiculous."