Monday, September 28, 2015
Winnipeggers Reject Year-Round School Zone Speed Restrictions
A solid majority of Winnipeg adults surveyed by Probe Research for CBC Manitoba would urge authorities to keep 30-kilometre per hour school zone speed limits in effect during the school year only rather than for the full calendar year.
- Sixty-eight percent of Winnipeg adults feel that cars travelling in school zones should be restricted to 30 kilometres per hour only during those months when students are attending classes, not during times when students are on breaks or on vacation. Twenty-seven percent would support having these speed restrictions in place even during months when kids are not in school.
- Citizens from all walks of life and areas of Winnipeg supported leaving these speed restrictions as-is although four in ten of those residing in neighborhoods in the city’s core area (40%) would support extending these rules to apply year-round. Women (30%, versus 24% among men), those with a Grade 12 education or less (35%) and residents of lower-income households (46% among those earning less than $30,000 annually) were more likely than those from other socio-demographic groups to favour a year-round school zone speed restriction.