Spring & Summer Break School Zones in British Columbia

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Question from a human: Do people still have to slow down in a school zone during spring break? You aren’t the only one who has questions on spring & summer break school zones.

The true story is, school zones are in effect between 8 am and 5 pm unless different days/times are posted, during SCHOOL DAYS only!

During spring break, winter break & summer break the speed limit is the usual limit for the particular road you’re on… which may be 50 km/hr in the city unless otherwise posted, for example.

The only exception would be summer schools in the summer. These are normal school zone signs but they have an additional ‘summer school’ sign posted right onto the school zone sign in a very obvious way.

So these would be 8 am to 5 pm on summer school days! Most likely Monday to Friday I reckon, but you just never know.

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spring & summer break school zones

Keep in mind, PLAYGROUND ZONES displaying a speed tab are in effect dawn till dusk, every day of the year. The sign looks like this –

Playground Zones speed limit

Also keep in mind that if you see a school or playground sign without the speed tab, then the speed limit does not change from the usual 50 km/hr (or whatever the speed limit is on that particular road.)

You are not expected to be psychic. If it doesn’t say to go 30 km/hr, then the speed limit is not 30 km/hr.

You can always decide to drive more slowly if you see a good reason; and this is what this playground sign is all about. Use your discretion.

playground sign without speed tab

Read more here: School and Playground Zones. – BC Driving Blog

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Have a fun and safe spring break!


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5 thoughts on “Spring & Summer Break School Zones in British Columbia”

  1. I am taking my drivers test monday and its a pro d day, I’m not very sure if I should go 30 or 50 due to the fact that school is not in session but I also do not want to mess up and fail my test.

  2. I am taking my drivers test during spring break, I’m not very sure if I should go 30 or 50 due to the fact that school is not in session but I also do not want to mess up and fail my test.

  3. Is there a list that shows what specific dates school zones are in effect? ie: professional days, parent/teacher days,…

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