Back-to-school reminders for drivers, parents and students


2022-08-24 08:58 PDT

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The school season is upon us once again, and that means that students will be walking to and from school in our communities.

The Coquitlam RCMP would like to remind all motorists that police will be out actively enforcing school zone speed limits throughout the school year. Drivers must adhere to a speed of 30km/hr or less from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday on all school days. Police urge drivers to be extra cautious and watch for children on the roadway, says Cst. Deanna Law, Media Relations Officer for the Coquitlam RCMP. Playground zones are still in effect from dawn until dusk every day.

Common offences under the BC Motor Vehicle Act around schools and parks include:

Despite having the right of way, please follow these safety tips:

We would like to remind all parents to have a road safety talk with their children no matter what age they are. We have very respectful and considerate communities in the Tri-Cities, school and playground zones are always a priority.

Welcome back to all of our students and teachers in both Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam districts. We are looking forward to a safe and educational school year. If you observe unsafe driving behavior’s in playground or school zones, please contact the non-emergency line at 604-945-1550, or use the Coquitlam RCMP’s Online Crime Reporting where non-urgent crimes are reported easily.

Released by,
Cst. Deanna Law
Media relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP


Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580


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