RCMP and speed watch volunteers are stepping up enforcement on the first day back to school.
“We’re here to educate the public school zones are back in effect starting at 7:30 a.m. instead of the previous 8 a.m.,” said Kelowna RCMP Constable Jesse O’Donaghey.
So far only about ten per cent of drivers have been caught over the speed limit according to O’Donaghey with “only a small fraction well over the speed limit”.
For the month of September drivers in Kelowna will get a slap on the wrist if caught speeding before 8 a.m., unless they’re driving excessively over the limit.
But RCMP warn come October there will be zero tolerance.
If you are caught speeding in a school zone the fine ranges between $196 – $253 according to ICBC, with excessive speeding costing you $368- $483.