West Shore RCMP issues 10 tickets for speeding in school zone

West Shore RCMP issues 10 tickets for speeding in school zone
West Shore RCMP

West Shore RCMP is reminding drivers to be mindful of school zones in the region after 10 tickets were issued in View Royal.

On Jan. 25, the RCMP conducted school zone enforcement on Helmcken Rd in View Royal.

The police agency says it’s important to stay to the speed limit because children under the age of eight have difficulty assessing whether a vehicle is moving, and how fast it is moving.

When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour of the vehicle — not how fast the vehicle is travelling, said Cpl. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.

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ICBC also notes that a vehicle travelling at 30 km per hour takes 13 metres to come to a full stop, but it takes 27 metres to stop when travelling at 50 km per hour.

Drivers should allow extra travel time, stay focused on the road and watch for children, especially in or around school zones, said Colleen Woodger, ICBC road safety coordinator. Be a good role model for your child when you’re driving in school and playground areas.

When the RCMP was conducting enforcement, over 400 vehicles travelled through the school zone, according to West Shore RCMP.


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