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Q&A - Where Does a School Zone End?

There is a school near where I live, with a 30km/hr school zone. Driving one way passed the school, you encounter the School Zone sign, but after you pass the school, there is no corresponding sign ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/19 - 14:00 - 2 comments

What Does It Cost to Slow Down in a School Zone?

... does it cost a driver if they do slow down properly for a school zone? School zones are most often 50 km/h zones when drivers are not ... per second. My calculator also shows that the 30 km/h school zone speed is about 8.3 m/s. Now let's consider a school zone about ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/06 - 17:43 - 3 comments

Q&A - School Crossing Guards

... a crosswalk to slow down and drive carefully in the school zone.   Our program materials outlines the recommended ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/09/12 - 11:11 - 9 comments

Q&A - School Zones in the Summer Time

In Parksville, around the Oceanside Middle School, the school zone sign remains up during the summer. It states the speed to be 30 ... the Oceanside Middle School. Is this correct? Obeying School Zone Signs Here is what the Motor Vehicle Act says: Schools ...

Anonymous - 2019/09/19 - 20:28 - 1 comment

Q&A: How to Deal with a Traffic Ticket

... recall once early in my career where I wrote a speed in school zone ticket at 5:05 pm. Obviously it was an invalid ticket and had I ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/12 - 12:15 - 1 comment

Q&A - Is the Current Traffic Enforcement System Working?

... heck not ?). Insteady of "you should slow down in this school zone because you might get a ticket if you're unlucky" to.... "slow down ... is a highway. But let's face it, 10 km/h over in a 30 km/h School Zone is exceeding the limit by 33.33% which is mega compared to 10 km/h ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/10/15 - 16:11 - 30 comments

A Safe Trip to School

... be in just as much of a hurry. Perhaps we need to have school zone campaigns at different times of the year that focus on issues other ... they nuts? We all have to obey the rules too so why does a school zone make people do dumb things? Submitted by E-mail I like the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/06 - 09:35 - 6 comments

Rossland Slows Down

... to 30 km/h. Hmm you say, that's the same speed as a school zone. Well, not in Rossland, the speed there has been lowered too. It's ... to put 2x4's under their pedals when they go through a school zone!  That's just crazy, somebody going 40km/hr will get a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/11/07 - 21:48 - 21 comments

Back to School 2016

Probably the oddest response that I ever had to school zone speed enforcement came early in my career. I caught a teacher ... explain the error of my ways because she thought that the school zone did not apply to her. Are you like this teacher? Can you excuse ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/10/30 - 20:27 - 10 comments

What is a Regular School Day?

It occurred to me that the term "school days" on the school zone signs is becoming more and more ambiguous. What is a school day? ... to be much more uniform date-wise. Perhaps a change to school zone signs to display flashing lights on school days and reading 30 km ...

Anonymous - 2019/10/06 - 20:19 - 5 comments

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