School and playground zaones - Pay attention!!

Langley

2020-05-25 11:22 PDT

File # 2020-zones

While most of the thousands of students throughout BC remain at home, some schools are now open.  Even though there aren't as many young people walking on the streets to and from school, it doesn't mean the School and Playground Zone Speed Limits are not in effect.

The speed in a school zone is 30 km/h between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Many times you will find a school zone and playground zone are together near school grounds.  The speed limit in the playground zone is also 30 km/h however, this limit is in effect from dawn to dusk - 365 days per year!

School and playground zone signage

Fines for speeding in a school zone can range from $196 to $483 and include three driver penalty points with could impact the cost of your insurance.  Even worse than this would be a collision with a young person were someone is hurt.

Motorists are encouraged to pay particular attention to the signage in School / Playground areas.  Parents are encouraged to review the safety rules for pedestrians with their children. 

All pedestrians are reminded to obey signage pertaining to them as well as ensuring crossing in well lit marked crosswalks when there is no traffic.  Make eye contact with drivers, remove your headphones and wear bright, reflective clothing!

Released by

Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239

Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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