White Rock RCMP remind drivers to obey school-zone speed limits as students head back to class

Officers will be enforcing speed limits at city’s two school zones on first day back

A trio of White Rock students – Landon, Elijah and Savannah – helped provide White Rock RCMP with some back-to-school safety tips for local drivers. (White Rock RCMP photo)

With students set to head back to school next week, White Rock RCMP are reminding drivers that school-zone speed limits are back in effect.

Schools re-open Sept. 10, and in a news release issued Wednesday (Sept. 2), White Rock RCMP noted that officers will be enforcing 30 km/h school-zone speeds in the city’s two school zones – the 15800-block of Roper Avenue, near Peace Arch Elementary, and the 1200-block of Fir Street, near White Rock Elementary.

Speeding in a school zone is a minimum fine of $196 and three points on a driver’s licence.

In the news release, the White Rock detachment also included safety tips from a trio of young students that patrolling officers met near Peace Arch Elementary – Landon, Elijah and Savannah. When asked what tips they would like adults to remember in order to make their return to school better and safer, they suggested, “No touching each other, keep your hands to yourself and don’t play tag” (Landon); “Wear a mask and stay socially distanced – six feet apart” (Elijah); and “Drive slow by the school, obey the school zone signs” (Savannah).

The detachment added a further reminder for local drivers, including to observe speed zones, as children crossing the road on their way to and from school can easily get distracted and step into harm’s way.

As well, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, RCMP noted that school lunch and recess breaks will be staggered, meaning there are likely more students outside throughout the day, at unexpected times.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATED: Surrey RCMP make multiple arrests after reports of fight in Newton

Huge police response to reports of fight, possibly a gun, in the area of 82nd Avenue east of Scott Road

Surrey RCMP seek dash-cam footage after man injured in ‘targeted’ shooting

Police say they are holding a home in the 5900-block of 180th Street

Surrey youth protest throne speech as part of Global Day of Action

Group marched to Liberal MP Randeep Sarai’s constituency office

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

PHOTOS: Shots fired in Cloverdale Thursday night

Police say nobody was hurt after shooting at 19000-block of 64 Avenue

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Most Read