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A 30 km/hr speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 am to 5pm on school days. Drivers should also keep in mind that excessive speeding in a school zone (70 km/hr in a 30 km/hr zone) will lead to their vehicle being impounded for 7 days as per the legislation.

Statistics have shown that during the first week of school, two children in BC will die as a result of injury. The most frequently reported child pedestrian activity that results in injury or death is crossing at an intersection followed by running onto the road.

Drivers and students are also reminded to put away their electronic gadgets and concentrate on the road when driving or walking across the street. Take precaution when entering a parking lot and be aware of stopped vehicles as they may be yielding to pedestrians.

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