With schools back in class next week, North Vancouver RCMP officers will be back out in full force patrolling the school zones and crosswalks in North Vancouver.
School zone speed limits are in effect from 8 am to 5 pm during school days and the posted speed is 30 km/hour. In addition, playground zone speed limits are in effect from dawn to dusk every day and are also 30 km/hr.
Police will be watching for speeders, and they will be handing out tickets rather than warnings. Tickets start at $196 and move up from there.
“With children returning to classes all across our community, their safety will be paramount,” said North Vancouver’s new Officer-in-Charge, Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani.
“The RCMP is reminding the public that speed limits in all school zones are back in effect next week and to be alert for school children along their route.”
Pedestrians are reminded to see and be seen. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the road, police say.
Here are common school related offences under the BC Motor Vehicle Act:
Description Fine Amount
Speed in school zone or playground zone $196
Fail to obey school guard or school patrol $167
Fail to stop for School Bus $368
Fail to yield to pedestrian at crosswalk $167