Keeping our kids safe is everyone’s responsibility


2022-09-01 15:13 PDT

File # 2022

Going back to school is always an exciting time for young children but it can also be hectic and stressful for parents. With that in mind, safety must be paramount to ensure your precious cargo arrives safely at school, said R/Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Effective Tuesday, August 30, 2022, private schools in School District 68 have recommenced for the school year, followed by public schools re-opening on Tuesday, September 6th. To assist with the safety of our youth, the Nanaimo RCMP will be doing enhanced patrols and speed checks in school and playground zones throughout Nanaimo. This is to ensure motorists are complying with the posted speed limit.

Every year dozens of children across BC are needlessly injured in school zones and playgrounds. One injured child is too many! The following tips are provided to help keep your children safe when they head off to school.


Speed zones

Pedestrian safety 

Street Smarts

We all need to do our part to keep our students/children safe. If you have any questions about posted speeds or traffic safety, please call our non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-4460 Ext. 4533
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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