Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Speed Traps
No visible school zone signs for drivers on univ. drive turning left on to the 12th street (school zone location). Officers waiting on Dufferin Ave and 12th Street intersection to speed trap. Officer’s response when informed that no visible school zone sign for drivers from Univ. Drive is usually “you were staring at the school building” (side of the school with just a red brick wall) or “you were facing the school playground” (untrue) or “you have lived in Saskatoon long enough to know that this is a school zone”.
One school zone ends and another starts about a block away. No sign saying back to 50 however. Police get you between zones.
Spanish school has entrance off Wilson Cr, where you can see the school. Poor signage regarding school zone on Clarence. The school is basically hidden there and that is where the speed trap is set up ……Definite Cash Cow. Can’t argue because the school signage is there but most drivers when asked say “Where is the school?”
Speed traps are often set up on McKercher Drive. I have seen 1 officer gunning people while 2-3 cruisers wait nearby to ticket people. It’s easy to inadvertently speed on this road as most motorists are preparing to exit onto College Drive where the speed limit increases. The police watch for both directions. It’s a cash cow for them so be diligent to watch your speed!
The police frequently set up speed traps in the school zone in front of L’ecole Canadienne-francaise De Saskatoon. They’ll gun you right as you enter the school zone and pull you over into the alley behind the house on the corner of Clarence and 3rd St. A friend lives on 2nd Street and she indicates that the police are there on a regular basis pulling over people consistently. This gives me the impression that it’s an easy school zone to miss – otherwise why would the police be there on a regular basis? The City of Saskatoon really needs to improve the signage for school zones and protect our kids! School zone speed limits are in effect from 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday, September 1 to June 30.