Coquitlam RCMP remind drivers to slow down as the kids go back to school

Coquitlam

2021-09-07 07:30 HAP

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School zone sign showing posted speed of 30 km/h

View high-resolution photo: School zone sign showing posted speed of 30 km/h

The RCMP wants to remind drivers that September 7, 2021, students return to schools with school buses on the roadways and school zone speed limits in effect.

Drivers must adhere to a speed of 30km/hr or less from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday on all school days. Police urge drivers to be extra cautious and watch for children on the roadway, says Cst. Deanna Law, spokesperson for the Coquitlam RCMP. The safety of our students and teachers is always a priority when school is back in session. We all have a role to play in keeping students safe in and around schools and buses.

The Coquitlam RCMP’s Traffic Services Section will be refocusing their efforts towards back to school speed enforcement. Officers will be conducting patrols and targeted enforcement around schools to help ensure the safety of students as they arrive and leave school property. Violation tickets for speed and other offences will be issued for anyone not following provincial traffic laws.

Tips for Students:

Tips for Drivers:

Playground zones are still in effect from dawn until dusk every day. If you observe unsafe driving behavior’s in playground or school zones, please contact the non-emergency line at 604-945-1550, or use the Coquitlam RCMP’s Online Crime Reporting where non-urgent crimes are reported easily. For more safety tips to ensure a safe start to the school year, visit ICBC.com.

Released by:
Cst. Deanna Law
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
604-945-1580
 

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