High price for speeding in school zones

Motorists who feel the need for speed could be in for some harsh lessons if they do not slow down in school zones.

Motorists who feel the need for speed could be in for some harsh lessons if they do not slow down in school zones.

Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland RCMP detachment said reduced speed limits are now in place in school zones.

The speed limit of 30 kilometres an hour is in place in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fines for speeding in a school zone range from $196 to $253.

In addition, those who are driving more than 40 km/h over the speed limit in a school zone could have their vehicles impounded for seven days.

“If you don’t realize a school zone is there and you’ve got a lead foot to begin with, that could be a costly lesson,” Kauffeld said.

So far, Summerland RCMP have not impounded vehicles for excessive speed in school zones.

In addition to the speed limits, motorists are also urged to watch for school buses.

If a bus has the lights flashing and the stop sign showing in order to load or unload passengers, motorists in both directions are required to stop.

The fine for failing to stop is $167.

Kauffeld also urges parents to teach their children road safety.


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