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RCMP warns drivers that school zones are in effect

Police are keeping an eye on school zones as classes begin this fall.
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June 04, 2020 - 5:00 AM

With school resuming this week, police are reminding drivers that school zones remain in effect until summer holidays.

For the next month, police officers will be patrolling in and around the elementary and secondary schools in the Vernon area in order to enforce the 30 km/hr speed limit, according to the Vernon RCMP in a news release.

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"The younger children especially are excited to be back in school and may have forgotten the rules for crossing the road safely," Cpl. Tania Finn of Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, said in a news release. "We would like to remind everyone to slow down, not only around our schools, but near parks and beaches as well."

Drivers must not exceed 30 km/hr from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on regular school days in a school zone. Drivers in contravention of Section 147 of the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act face fines ranging from $196-$253 and three points on their driver's license, according to the news release.

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