Police remind drivers to be cautious around school zones

westshore.rcmp.ca

2021-04-12 08:06 PDT

File # 2021

Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of injury or death among children. 6 students are killed and 380 students are injured in collisions each year in BC, while walking or cycling. (ICBC)

children crossing in front of a school bus

Did you know?

The penalty for passing a school bus with red lights flashing is $368.00 and 3 demerit points. This penalty is for the vehicle that is approaching from behind the bus or any oncoming vehicle. The red flashing lights mean the same thing as an actual stop sign. The red flashing lights signal the loading and unloading of students.


General tips for motorists around schools include:
 

Released by

Cst. Alex Bérubé

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
www.westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8970

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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