Back to School Speed Enforcement

Prince George, Traffic Services

2017-08-31 10:00 PDT

With August coming to an end, the Prince George RCMP’s Traffic Services Section will be refocusing their efforts towards back to school speed enforcement. Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant and obey all traffic laws.

Beginning September 5th, schools in and around Prince George are welcoming our children back for another school year. The Prince George RCMP’s Traffic Services Section will be conducting patrols and targeted enforcement around schools to help ensure that our children arrive to school and return home safely every day. Each and every School Zone will be patrolled and speeding tickets will be issued for anyone not obeying the posted speed limit.

On a day when school is in-session, School Zone speed limits are 30 km per hour, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, unless otherwise posted.

Playground Zone speed limits are 30 km per hour, from dawn until dusk, every day without exception.

School Zone and Playground Zone speed limits are set at 30 km per hour, for a number of reasons including:

Ensuring the safety of our children and other vulnerable road users is the responsibility of the community including the police states Sgt. Matt LaBelle, in charge of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services Section. If members of the community do not obey speed limits and put our children at risk, then we will issue violation tickets.

If you see a traffic violation and want to make a report, please call our non-emergency line at 250-561-3300. In order to issue a violation ticket under BC’s Motor Vehicle Act, police require a formal statement and your willingness to attend court. Make note of the time, date & location of the offence, the license plate of the offending vehicle, direction of travel and a general description of the incident. If police are provided with a statement & your willingness to attend court, investigators can follow-up with the registered owner of the vehicle and issue them a violation ticket. We cannot do this without your witness account.

The Traffic Services Section is committed to increasing road-user safety, while decreasing the number of collisions at high-frequency locations within the City of Prince George.

Sgt. Matt LaBelle
Prince George RCMP Municipal Traffic Services


Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758


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