Failed Exam but no Sign for Playground Zone

Our daughter failed her road test due to not reducing her speed to 30km as she drove past a playground.  No signs were present.  The examiner did acknowledge that she did obey the signed school zone.  when she questioned this, the examiner said that regardless of signs, she needed to be aware of her surroundings.  He failed her for speeding.  I have not been able to find anything in the motor vehicle act, stipulating a 30 km speed limit for roads by playgrounds.  Unless marked, I only see laws regarding signage.

Answer

There is no automatic legal requirement to slow to 30 km/h in a playground zone unless it is posted with a sign.

Schools and playgrounds

147 (2) A person driving a vehicle on a highway must drive the vehicle at a rate of speed not exceeding 30 km/h when approaching or passing, between dawn and dusk, a public playground for children where signs are displayed stating a speed limit of 30 km/h, or on which the numerals "30" are prominently shown.

There must have been some sort of sign present or it would not have been a playground zone.

It is also possible that she exceeded the speed limit that was in place, I'm not sure from your explanation. Perhaps you can provide the location of this playground and we can go and have a look courtesy of Google Street View.

I plan to have her take me

I plan to have her take me there and show me the exact location as I'm suspecting there may have been signage somewhere in the area.  she may not have driven by the sign, but, as I've discussed with her, she still needs to abide my the road signs.  We shall see!

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