Tumbler Ridge RCMP wish to remind motorists that with children returning to school, school zone advisory and speed zone signs will once again be in effect. All school zones marked with the school zone and posted speed restriction of 30kmh are in effect on scheduled school days, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please be aware of school buses stopping to pick up or drop off children. The bus?s flashing red lights require all vehicular traffic in both directions come to a complete stop in front of or behind the bus until such time as all children have safely entered the bus or crossed the road to safety and the bus?s flashing lights have ceased.
Playground zones marked with the play zone and speed restriction of 30kmh are in effect 356 days a year, from dawn until dusk.
School and playground advisory signs without posted speed restrictions serve as reminders to motorists to use caution and to be observant in those areas and for area users.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all marked crosswalks and uncontrolled intersections.