Fort St. John RCMP are asking public to be cautious in school zones

Brendan Miller

With parents and students getting back into the routine of a new school year, Fort St. John RCMP are reminding motorists to slow down in school zones.
Police say it’s an exciting time of year for students, but it can also be a hectic time for parents as they rush their kids to class. The speed limit in school zones between eight in the morning and five in the evening is 30 kilometres an hour.
“We encourage parents to talk with their children as well and their students to remind them that they should only cross at designated cross walks, that they should make eye contact with any on-coming vehicles as well, and to only cross when its safe or the vehicle is slowing or coming to a stop,” said Cst. Chad Neustaeter. “But also for motorists to we just encourage them reframe from using any electronic devices. It will help them pay attention on the road; it will help them to pay attention to oncoming traffic as well as pedestrians.”
Fort St. John RCMP say they will out enforcing speed limits in school zones and tickets are higher than normal for speeding in a school zone. 

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