News

Signage changed around schools and playgrounds in Vernon

Vernon motorists are being asked to pay close attention to the signs in and around local schools and playgrounds as signs at BX and Ellison elementaries have recently changed.

There is a new process in place, following national standards, to determine which roads around schools and playgrounds do and do not have posted 30-kilometre speed limits. Using this new process, the City of Vernon will review signs around all schools and playgrounds over the next two years.

“Several of the signs need to be brought in line to what was being displayed across the country,” said Amanda Watson, municipal transportation engineer.

The advisory (yellow background) 30-kilometre per hour speed limits sign will no longer be used. Roads will either have school or playground area warning signage with no speed limit changes, or school or playground zone signage that includes a regulatory (white background) reduction to 30 kilometres per hour.

"The city and the RCMP would like to remind all drivers that school zones are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days and playground zones are in effect from dawn until dusk daily," said Watson.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
Theatre Review: Caravan’s winter offering is a breath of fresh air
 
Westwood boosts Okanagan College
Skilled labour dominates budget talk
 
Minister of music releases labour of love
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
 
Camera-toting witness helps Penticton police

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.