School zones don’t apply on strike days

Drivers question whether they need to adhere to school zones during teacher strike

School zones do not apply during strike days, the RCMP have confirmed.

The question popped up on social media on Friday, a strike day in that school district.

UFVRD’s media liaison Cst. Tracy Wolbeck confirmed that public school zones that normally require drivers to slow down to 30 km/hr or less on school days only apply on regular school days. Strike days do not fall under that category.

“It’s a really good question,” she said, and she had confirmed her answer with the Fraser Valley traffic services department.

But she warned that drivers be aware of whether they’re driving in a public school zone or a private school zone. Private schools that are still in session are not in the midst of a strike, so those areas would still be considered school zones, she warned.

While Chilliwack school district is striking today (June 13), Fraser Cascade schools are in session. A full strike is expected to start province-wide on Tuesday, and public schools will not be open to students on Monday due to an “off-site study day” for teachers.

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