Drivers and Pedestrians: Exercise Caution as Schools Reopen

With September just around the corner, schools across the province will soon be opening their doors to students and BC’s drivers will need to adjust their habits accordingly.
Photo of Schoolbus 

Beginning next week, school zones will be in effect, and there will be an increase in foot and vehicle traffic around schools and neighbourhoods, including school buses before and after school hours.
 

Unfortunately there is often confusion about motorists responsibilities when approaching school buses. Rules under the BC Motor Vehicle act are designed to keep children safe when they are boarding or getting off school buses, explains Superintendent Denis Boucher, Officer in Charge, E Division Traffic Services.

Pedestrians  

Pedestrians also need to take responsibility for their safety:
 

Drivers 

When encountering a school bus drivers are reminded that:

General tips for motorists around schools include:
 

School Zone crossing

B.C. penalties

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