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October 27, 2017 4:54 pm

School’s Out ICBC Reminds Motorists

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 5:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – With today being the final day of school for children across the province, ICBC is reminding motorists to be extra careful when driving near playgrounds and around youth walking or riding their bikes.

ICBC says every year five pedestrians between the ages of 5 and 18 die and 250 are injured in crashes involving a vehicle.

(On average, six children are injured in crashes in the North Central region.)

In addition to that, ICBC says one young cyclist dies every year in and another 120 are injured in crashes involving a vehicle in B.C.

With these stats in mind, ICBC has issued some tips for drivers:

  • Playground speed limits are year-round (30km/hr)
  • Summer school speed limits are in effect (30km/hr from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Wait at crosswalks
  • Slow down on residential streets
  • Be patient with younger cyclists
  • Watch out for distracted walkers wearing headphones.

Tips for parents:

  • Review safety rules
  • Accompany young children
  • Play in safe outdoor play areas
  • Demonstrate good walking habits
  • Be aware that distracted walking can distract walkers from noticing oncoming cars
  • Teach cycling safety to your kid (s)
  • Make sure your child wears a helmet


“Summer school speed limits are in effect (30km/hr from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)”

ok, here is a question, how do we know summer school is in session?

    Assume it is and slow down. The extra 10 seconds it will take to get to your destination won’t kill you.

      ahhh, the high and mighty have risen. Then let me ask you this, why dont they just enforce school zones 7-365 24 hours a day?

      I want to know the LEGAL fact, that is what I work with, grey area does not work. When is a summer school speed limit in effect? Can you have a school closed for the summer, but suddenly they have a class open for 7 students for 1 week for some odd reason and we are supposed to know despite the fact there is no action in the area?

      I didnt ask your your high and mighty opinion, I asked for FACTS.

      If you can’t figure out the regulations yourself, perhaps you need to turn in your license. We have enough bad drivers on the road so you won’t be missed.

      wow, you really are an idiot.

      I’m an idiot? It took me all of 10 seconds to find the relevant regulations. That’s less time then it took you to type out your feeble attempt at an insult.

      once again proving your an idiot.

More kids on streets in residential neighborhoods, well, those that aren’t hooked up to a computer all day. So I would very much appreciate it if those drivers speeding through residential streets would take their darn foot off the gas before there’s another tragedy.

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