Remember to Slow Down as Kids Head Back to School
Prince George, B.C. – Motorists are being reminded to drive carefully through school zones once again this morning.
This as children in the Prince George School District head back to class after Spring Break.
The speed limit is 30 kilometres per hour on school days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The BC RCMP says it’s also important to keep in mind the following information:
- Until children are about eight years of age, it is difficult for them to assess whether a vehicle is moving or not. So, drivers must watch for children walking on medians, roadways and curbs, and be cautious when approaching intersections.
- Children also assume cars stop instantly, and they do not have the ability to estimate whether there is enough time for them to cross the road.
- When children see an approaching car, they first notice the colour of the vehicle — not how fast the vehicle is travelling.
- It takes a vehicle 13 metres to come to a complete stop when driving 30 km/h, but 27 metres — more than double that distance — when driving 50 km/h.