Do you have to drive 30 during spring break?
Umm, is it just me, I thought Spring break was actually in Spring?! Anyway, the short answer is No, you don’t have to go 30 km/hr in school zones during spring break. In summer, you only need to go 30 km/hr if you see a summer school speed tab on the school zone sign.
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.
School Zones are For School Days
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. This 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’ tab 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. If you aren’t sure, err on the side of caution.
More On 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 –
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. Your job is to follow road signs. If there are no signs, carry on as usual.
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.
Read more here: School and Playground Zones. – BC Driving Blog
Have a fun and safe spring break!
Carmen C. is the founder of DrivingInstructorBlog.com After becoming an ICBC-GLP (Graduated Licensing Program) driving instructor at the age of 22, she worked for about 8 years teaching driving lessons in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In 2012 she decided to pour her knowledge into a website and share this information with the world! 🌎 She no longer teaches, but enjoys writing and maintaining this blog, creating abstract art when inspired, and photography.