Learning to slow down


KAMLOOPS - RCMP are reminding Kamloops drivers that school zones are again in effect after handing out over 30 tickets and warnings this week as students headed back to the classroom.

"Lots of warnings for speeding," said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush. "It's just a matter of people being aware that the school zones are back in effect."

Along with speeding, Bush said drivers needed reminders to buckle up, while one driver was caught with no insurance and another was driving while prohibited.

While police visited various school zones throughout the Tournament Capital Tuesday and Wednesday, Bush said police monitor them throughout the entire school year.

"(RCMP) randomly go to various school zones," Bush said. "It's something we do year-round."

School zones limit drivers to a speed of 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days. Speeding through a school zone can rack up a tab of $196 in the form of a speeding fine.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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