School’s back in town, so be safe, drive safe: ICBC, RCMP

With the new school year ramping up, there will be lots to do - and lots of students out and about as well.

The B.C. government, ICBC and police ask drivers and parents to keep kids safe when they’re out and about on roads.

In B.C., 78 children aged five to 18 are injured in crashes in school or playground zones every year.

With children heading back to school, the B.C. government, ICBC and police are asking drivers to watch for children, especially in or around school zones and expect more traffic on roads before and after typical school hours.

Police and Speed Watch volunteers will be closely monitoring drivers’ speeds in school zones across the province.

Drivers are also encouraged to stop when school bus lights are on.