RCMP remind drivers some school zones still in effect

Police are reminding drivers to slow down around schools that aren’t affected by the teachers’ dispute.

Police are reminding drivers to slow down around schools that aren’t affected by the teachers’ dispute.

While most students have yet to return to class, a handful of independent schools in Penticton are back in session this week with a 30 km/h speed limit around them.

Mounties recommend drivers do some research to see if any independent schools are in session along their regular routes, and also slow down wherever children may be present.

“Many students who are not attending school are still out playing near playgrounds,” Const. Kelly Brett noted in a press release.

Fines for school-related traffic offences range from $167 for failing to stop for a school bus to $196 for speeding in a school zone.