Schools and Playgrounds

Information related to school zones, school buses and playground zones.

Q&A - It Wasn't a School Zone

Q&A ImageCurrently, I am disputing a ticket I received back in June; I was clocked on radar doing 60 km/h through a school zone and was alleged to have violated Section 147(1). However, the section of road I was travelling on is a fairly busy two-lane road, and as such the signs indicating the school zone do not have the "30 km/h" speed limit sign under them.

CASE LAW - R v Ashir

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of R v Ashir answers the question "Do I have to slow down in a school zone if it is a Pro-D Day?" The definition of "a regular school day" was examined by Judicial Justice Gordon during the dispute of a traffic ticket for speeding in a school zone on Oswego Street in Victoria.

RESEARCH - Distracted Drivers in School Zones

Safe Kids USA logoSafe Kids USA has released a report that explores the extent to which drivers are engaging in other activities while traveling through school zones. It is very likely that the observations made in this report are representative of distracted driving behaviours that occur in BC school zones as well.

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