Make it a safe return to school

Salmon Arm RCMP offer tips for keeping students unharmed.

  • Sep. 2, 2017 5:00 p.m.

It’s the time of year when families look to the purchase school supplies and excited youngsters’ minds turn to school.

It’s also the time of year when school zone speed limitations come back into effect to keep these children safe.

Drivers are asked to be extra vigilant as some of these children, in all of their excitement, can be a little absent minded around traffic. Your caution might save a life.

The Salmon Arm RCMP detachment will be making the rounds to the various school zones, and will be writing tickets to drivers who fail to heed the 30 km/hr school zone speed limit.

Fines in the Province of British Columbia start at $196, and run up to $253 for speeding in a school zone.

If you are found to be speeding excessively, the fine is up to $483 and your vehicle will be impounded.

So please slow down.

Parents are encouraged to plan a route with your children before school starts. A family walk is a great time to do this.

More back-to-school safety tips are available on the RCMP website.

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