Thursday, August 29, 2013
City Hall News
In the Zone
Mounties alert drivers of school start Sept 3
Released by Chilliwack City Hall/Voice file photo
A crosswalk attendant stops traffic for kids and families on their way to Bernard Elementary School last year.
s students head back to school on Tuesday, Chilliwack's 'Safer City' program partners are reminding motorists that school zones are back in effect. The speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h on school days from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
"For the safety of our children drivers are required to slow down in 30 km/h school zones. Even if it looks like there are no children on the sidewalks, they can appear from between parked vehicles or from places you may not expect them." said Chilliwack RCMP Corporal Lee Dyson.
"All of us need to pay
attention to the rules of the road and make sure the children get to
and from school safely. Everyone needs to slow down and pay special
attention when in a school zone. Our Chilliwack Traffic Services
Members will be out in school zones to help remind people to slow
down, as well as to keep distractions to a minimum to prevent an
avoidable tragedy," added Dyson.
Parents are being reminded
to talk with their children about what to do before you cross a
road. Teaching a child to use their eyes and their ears to, Stop,
Look and Listen, always; even if there is a crossing guard or
traffic signals to assist them. Distractions are equally dangerous
for both drivers and pedestrians - put away cell phones and take out
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