Nine Chilliwack drivers were caught going too fast in school zones during an RCMP blitz by one officer last week.
The enforcement conducted in the 45000-block of Bernard Avenue near Bernard elementary between April 8 and 9 led to police serving those nine drivers with speeding in a school zone violation tickets.
“In total 25 vehicles were stopped during school hours over the two-day period,” said RCMP Const. Zachary Leheniuk of Chilliwack RCMP.
In a press release issued April 16, police remind drivers that school zone speed limits of 30 kilometres per hour are in effect school days from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Chilliwack and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the remainder of the Upper Fraser Valley.
“Slow down in school zones,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail. “Road safety is a priority of the Chilliwack RCMP.”
RCMP urges anyone who witnesses erratic or reckless driving behaviour on our roadways to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).