West Vancouver police are offering a reminder that school zone speed limits are back in effect soon.
On September 7, students return to West Vancouver schools, and this also means that school zone speed limits are back in effect. From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on school days, the speed limit is 30 km/hr.
Young people are especially vulnerable when moving in and around traffic, as they are still learning about road safety, and are often easily distracted.
“As motorists, we can do our part by slowing down and being more cautious. Ask yourself; if a child stepped out in front of your vehicle, would you be able to react in time avoid a collision?” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy.
“We owe it to our children to drive with caution around schools. I speak as a parent of elementary school-aged children when I say, please slow down. Our children are worth it.”
Officers will conduct enforcement throughout the school year and issue tickets when appropriate. There will be little to no tolerance for infractions.
A fine for speeding in a school zone is $196.00 and 3 points on driving record.
WVPD have also released an educational video for drivers, as a plea, to address this issue. The video can be found here.