RCMP remind drivers to use caution in school zones following seven tickets issued

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With being over a month into the school year, the Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to remind drivers to practice safe driving in school zones within the city.

On October 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., RCMP say they had to issue a total of seven violation tickets while on patrol in a local school zone.

RCMP are reminding drivers to keep children safe in school zones by slowing down your speed and by not driving distracted, by items such as electronics.

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The posted speed limit in most school zones within Fort St. John is 30 km/h from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Drivers are also reminded to watch for school buses and be prepared to stop when the red flashing lights are activated and the stop sign is out.

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