School is back in session and the City of Richmond is urging drivers to pay extra attention to school zone speed limits.
"The impact of an injury to a student due to excessive speed or careless driving of a third party can have devastating consequences and impacts, not only to the student, but also to their families and fellow students," said Deputy Chief Kim Howell of Richmond Fire-Rescue.
"We all encourage all drivers to obey posted speed limits and be extra careful around school and playground areas."
The posted speed in all school zones is 30 km/hr. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all school days.
The speed limit around playgrounds and sporting fields is also 30km/hr, but are in effect from dawn until dusk every day.
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