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Drivers cautioned to slow down as B.C. students return to school

Last Updated Jun 1, 2020 at 11:51 am PDT

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Drivers are being reminded to obey speed limits in school zones as many students return to class

Schools across B.C. resumed voluntary, part-time in-class instruction on Monday

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – B.C. drivers are being reminded to follow all speed limits in school zones starting Monday as many students return to schools across the province.

“Please be extra cautious around schools,” says ICBC’s official Twitter account. “Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in school zones is 30 km/hour from 8 am – 5 pm.”

Many students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 returned to in-class instruction on a part-time, voluntary basis throughout the province on Monday. While attendance is not mandatory, traffic laws around schools will be in full effect going forward.

Local police departments are publicly reminding drivers that they will be out enforcing traffic laws and ensuring motorists are keeping speeds down.

“In case you didn’t hear, school is back in session tomorrow, Monday, June 1,” Delta Police tweeted on Sunday.

According to ICBC, it could cost you between $196 and $253, as well as three points off your licence, if you’re caught speeding in a school zone.

Disobeying a school guard or patrol comes with a possible fine of $167, and three points.