Back-to-school speed zone campaign numbers

Prince George

2023-09-12 07:52 PDT

Prince George RMCP and its partner agencies B.C. Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement and ICBC, as well as the RCMP volunteers, were out at two locations on the first day of school last week, reminding drivers about school speed zone safety.

Between the two stops, one at Pineview Elementary and one at Peden Hill Elementary, we served eight violation tickets and gave out an additional 12 warnings to drivers, all of which were speed related. We really want to drive home the message that these are high-risk areas for students and we all need to slow down and keep a watch out for them, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Police officers and ICBC are also reminding drivers to make sure their cell phone is put away when they are driving, as your visual attention is reduced by half when you are distracted by a hand-held device.

Cartoons of children doing homework on a green background, with the words "Don't be distracted around school zones, kids are heade4d back to school!"

School zones are in effect Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., when school is in session.

You can find more Back to School safety tips on our website.

Released by:

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300


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