School zones are back in effect and so is police enforcement


2020-06-02 13:18 PDT

A police officer points to the driver of a car to pull over

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As schools reopen across Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, your local Mounties want you to know that school zones are back in effect.

As of this moment, drivers must maintain a speed of 30 km/h or less from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on all school days.

When schools were closed during phase 1 of the Covid-19 pandemic, school zones were not in effect. Now that schools are back in session, we need to protect students and teachers, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. It would be ideal if every driver heeds our warning and immediately slows down. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll be ready with our ticket books.

Playground zones, which were never suspended, are still in effect from dawn until dusk every day.
If you see examples of speeding in school zones or playground zones, consider using the Coquitlam RCMP’s new Online Crime Reporting where you can report many non-urgent crime issues quickly and easily.

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580


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