Winnipeg drivers failed their pop quiz -- miserably -- this morning.
Nearly 1,700 examples of risky behaviour were observed in school zones by CAA Manitoba officials, Winnipeg police officers, volunteers, teachers and principals during a 90-minute period near Montrose, Polson and Pacific Junction schools.
One driver sped through at 77 km/h, another was texting at a red light and never looked up as the light turned green and he drove forward, and still another was focused on her rearview mirror as she put on her make-up.
Mike Mager, president and CEO of CAA Manitoba, said drivers simply aren't getting the safety message. He said provincial legislation lowering speed limits to 30 km/h "can't come soon enough."
This was CAA Manitoba's third annual school zone assessment.