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NEWS RELEASE · 21st September 2011
Terrace RCMP
Crime Reduction Unit and the Terrace Traffic Section put a project together for the first two weeks of this new school year.

The goal: first week to educate and remind people of all the school speed zones in effect with school back in session, and the second week to enforce the speed zones.

First Week 11 written warnings were issued in total for 2 days

Second Week 24 tickets were issued in total for 2 days, 2 non speed related violations were issued, and 1 Warrant executed. Several MVA warnings were also issued.

Skeena Junior had the most speed violations, with Uplands School coming in at a close second.

Most “school zones” in Terrace are also “playground zones” and therefore the speed of 30km is in effect 7 days a week from dawn until dusk.
Thx Eric
Comment by MaggieJo on 21st September 2011
Thanks for the clarification, Eric.

I promplty shared your info with my family members.
Speed Zones
Comment by Eric on 21st September 2011
Some notes about speed zones:

- a school zone sign, if NO speed limit posted underneath, means to reduce speed when children are present on or near the roadway.
- a school zone sign WITH the speed limit posted underneath (ie. 30km/hr) means that speed limit is in effect from 8am - 5pm on school days. Some signs will have the 8 - 5 time posted under the speed limit.
- a playground zone sign with NO speed limit posted simply means to be prepared to slow down.
- a playground zone sign WITH the speed limit posted means that speed limit is in effect daylight hours 7 days a week.
- a playground zone + a school zone sign with the speed limit posted means that speed 8am - 5pm on school days (even during winter when it's dark at those hours), and the posted speed during daylight hours the rest of the time (outside of school 8 - 5 hours).

For more info, check page 31 of ICBC's "Drive Smart" guide: http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/Getting-licensed/drivers3.pdf

If you get a ticket in a speed zone, turn around and go check the sign. If there's any discrepancy between the sign and your alleged offense, it is your right to dispute the ticket.
Education lesson
Comment by MaggieJo on 21st September 2011
Eeks...I didn't realize most school zones were 30km 7 days/week dawn to dusk.

Thx for the ecucational note! I'll have to let my "L" driver know that too, as well the rest of da 'fam.