39 caught speeding through Cowichan school zones

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones

People in the Cowichan Valley are still speeding through school zones.

On June 1, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP conducted speed enforcement in several school zones in the Cowichan Valley and caught 39 people violating the limits.

Throughout their shift, while primarily responding to regular calls for service, the officers also made patrols through the school zones within the policing area to ensure the safety of those students who returned to school this week for in-class instruction.

Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., 39 warning tickets were issued for speeding in a school zone. While enforcing the speed, officers also issued two other violation tickets, located a prohibited driver and a vehicle without insurance.

“The officers used their discretion by issuing warnings, this could have easily been 39 violation tickets,” says Const. Pam Bolton of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. “Please use caution while travelling through school zones.”

The school zones remain in effect until the end of the school year. Fines for speeding in a school zones range from $196 to $253. If speed is in excess of 40km/hr over the posted limit, fines range from $368 to $483.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Duncan model makes quarter finals in ‘Maxim’ magazine contest

Brandee Peart among top one per cent left in competition

Summer wilderness photo contest opens

Mosaic Forest Management launched its annual photo contest on July 1.

Drivesmart column: What does a traffic cop do?

I think most people see a traffic cop as someone who writes speeding tickets

Lake Flashback: Logging history, leaks, the EN and more

Do you remember these stories from back in the day?

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Port Alberni will have a salmon derby on Labour Day after all

Alberni Valley Tyee Club reveals ‘socially distanced’ derby only for Labour Day 2020

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Suspicious fire quenched before reaching gunpowder in Nanaimo’s historic Bastion

Probe underway in basement blaze that erupted near where powder stored to fire signature cannons

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

Fisherman snags barracuda off Vancouver Island in rare encounter

Ferocious fish, not native to Canada, was netted and released in Alberni Inlet

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

Most Read