Welcome students and warning motorists

Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country

2021-09-07 08:39 PDT

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The Regional Kelowna RCMP is reminding the public that school zones are back in effect this week as students return to their classrooms.

School zones are back in effect on school days. Those 30 km/hr zones will be enforced by RCMP officers and the fines start at $196.

As an additional warning to Lake Country motorists, there’s a new school zone surrounding the new H.S. Grenda school site east of the Berry Road Roundabout, north of McCarthy Road and encompassing Konshuh Road.
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Motorists are also reminded that they must stop for school buses displaying flashing red lights while picking up and dropping off students. Failure to do so puts students and other motorists in needless danger and can lead to tragic outcomes.

We’d also like to remind our students to be safe pedestrians:

We will be spending time in our local school zones in the coming days, weeks and months, says Sgt. Mark Booth of the Kelowna RCMP Traffic Unit. We will be working hard to help make this a safe and welcoming transition into the new school year.

Released by

Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K7
Office: 250-470-6361
Cell: 250-212-2249

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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