Keeping our kids safe is everyone’s responsibility


2023-08-31 14:59 PDT

File # 2023

Every year dozens of children across BC are needlessly injured in school zones and playgrounds.Throughout the week of August 28, 2023 to September 1, 2023 private schools in Nanaimo are re-opening, followed with public schools on Tuesday September 5, 2023. What these openings mean is that at any given time of the day there could be hundreds of youth walking to and from schools, said R/Cst Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

To assist with the safety of youth, the Nanaimo RCMP will be doing enhanced patrols and speed checks in school and playground zones, to ensure motorists are complying with the posted speed limit.

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 children and our roads safe. If you have any questions about posted speeds or traffic safety, please call our non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Released by

R/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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