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

Golden-Field, Traffic Patrol

2022-09-03 14:11 PDT

School supplies laid out on a blue table, and a white notebook with writing that says: "Back-to-school reminders for drivers, parents and students" with the Golden RCMP logo and website: ""

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

The Golden-Field 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. Kat Robinson, Media Relations Officer for the Golden-Field 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:

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

Welcome back to all of our students and teachers in both Golden and Field. We are looking forward to a safe and educational school year.

We would like to remind all parents to have a road safety talk with their children no matter what age they are. 

If you observe unsafe driving behaviours in playground or school zones, please contact the non-emergency line at 250-344-2221, or use the Golden-Field RCMP’s Online Crime Reporting system.


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Cst. Kat Robinson

Media Relations Officer
Golden-Field RCMP
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0


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