VicPD hands out 10 tickets for speeding in school zone on first day

VicPD hands out 10 tickets for speeding in school zone on first day
Marc Gosselin
Police were in the 500-block of Douglas Street enforcing the speed limit in the school zone on the first day of school.

On the first day of school, drivers learned the hard way that school is back in session, and so are school zone speed limits, according to VicPD.

On Tuesday, Victoria police say 10 violation tickets were handed out, and one driver was caught doing 30 km/h over the speed limit.

The drivers were caught in the morning school zone enforcement in front of South Park Family School.

VicPD says it will continue with enforcement and education of the school zone speed limits in Victoria and Esquimalt.

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School zones are in effect on school days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 30 km/h speed limit. Playground zones have the same speed limit, but are in effect daily from dawn to dusk.

According to ICBC, 51 children are injured in crashes in school and playground zones every year, seven of which are on Vancouver Island.

Those caught speeding in a school zone can face a fine of $196-253 and three points on their licence. Excessive speeding, which is defined as greater than 40 km/h over the speed limit, face a fine of $368-483.


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