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.”
It’s back to school for some children in BC today. Please be extra cautious around schools, unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in school zones is 30 km/hour from 8 am – 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/l7UADmZghn
— ICBC (@icbc) June 1, 2020
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.
Reminder that schools are back in session for those attending today. Please be aware of all school zones and a higher volume of children in and around schools. pic.twitter.com/gUSWQher7F
— Squamish RCMP (@SquamishRCMP) June 1, 2020
“In case you didn’t hear, school is back in session tomorrow, Monday, June 1,” Delta Police tweeted on Sunday.
In case you didn’t hear, school is back in session tomorrow, Monday, June 1. That means that the 30 km/hr school zone speed is also back in session. We will be out enforcing, and ensuring that drivers are keeping their speeds down.@deltapolice
— Delta Police Traffic Unit (@DPDTraffic) May 31, 2020
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.