Students are returning to class on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and officials are reminders drivers to slow down.
The speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days, starting on Sept. 3. Fines for exceeding the 30 km/h speed limit range from $196 to $253 along with several penalty points.
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming, Victoria Police Chief Del Manak, and Greater Victoria School District Board Chair Jordan Watters joined parents and students at intersection of Princess Avenue and Cook Street, outside George Jay Elementary School, on Thursday to talk about slowing down in school zones, keeping electronic devices out of reach and paying close attention to students.
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School zones are in effect next week! The fines for exceeding the 30kh/hr school zone limit range from $196 to $253 along with several penalty points. Please do your part & slow down, leave your electronic device out of reach & keep an eye out for returning students. #yyjbacktoschool #yyj
“My officers and our VicPD Speed Watch volunteers will be out conducting enforcement and education. That’s our part. We all need to slow down in these school zones and pay close attention so our parents, teachers, support staff and students can stay focused on learning, growing and thriving. That’s your part,” Manak said.