The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting and even anxious time for students. As there is a degree of emotions and distractions occupying the minds of our children they may not be paying attention while on sidewalks, roadways and crosswalks. The City would like to remind our residents to use caution and to be aware of school buses, school zones, the required speed limits, and children on our streets.
The school zone speed limit within the City is 30km/h from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please, observe your speed and driving behaviour while in these zones and be cognizant of children on the streets travelling between home and school. Speeding in school zones is a serious and potentially deadly offence. Speeders in school zones face a fine of $300.00, with fines increasing more you exceed the 20km/h speed limit. For example, driving 50km/h in a school zone will result in a fine of $310.00 and 3 demerit points.
Holding, viewing, or the use of a cellular device while driving distracts you from the road and will result in a fine of $580.00 for your first offence, $1,400.00 for a second offence and $2,100.00 and 4 demerit points for a third offence.
Community Safety Officers will be out monitoring and patrolling school zones regularly. Drivers who fail to stop five (5) metres from the front or rear of a school bus displaying its safety lights and stop arm face a fine of $360.00 and 4 demerit points.
The City of North Battleford Fire Department will also have a presence at all the schools in the City as a reminder that school is back in session and to please slow down.
Let’s make it safe for our children.
For more information:
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | email@example.com