39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones

People in the Cowichan Valley are still speeding through school zones.

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones in the Cowichan Valley and caught 39 people violating the limits.

Throughout their shift, while primarily responding to regular calls for service, the officers also made patrols through the school zones within the policing area to ensure the safety of those students who returned to school this week for in-class instruction.

Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., 39 warning tickets were issued for speeding in a school zone. While enforcing the speed, officers also issued two other violation tickets, located a prohibited driver and a vehicle without insurance.

“The officers used their discretion by issuing warnings, this could have easily been 39 violation tickets,” says Const. Pam Bolton of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. “Please use caution while travelling through school zones.”

The school zones remain in effect until the end of the school year. Fines for speeding in a school zones range from $196 to $253. If speed is in excess of 40km/hr over the posted limit, fines range from $368 to $483.

EducationRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Drivesmart column: Are slow drivers breaking the law?

When I am behind a driver that is going slower it bothers me.

Jr. B season could start Oct. 1, says VIJHL president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Flashback: Trips around the lake, to Japan, and on a dangerous highway

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old… Continue reading

Cowichan’s 49ers just miss fourth Grover Cup

Since the 49ers were founded, the team had never lost a Tony Grover Cup final

Mary Lowther column: Contemplating the compost heap

David made me a three-bin compost system

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Most Read