Morning drunk driver caught as schools open in Vancouver 0
Students have barely started going back to class for the new school year, but Vancouver police have already busted a drunk driver as others slow down to the 30 km/h school zones.
Const. Brian Montague said a driver was given a 24-hour suspension around 8 a.m. just blocks away from Rupert Elementary in Vancouver. Police will be out in force around school zones until Sept. 13, with speed-monitoring signs and increased presence to slow down drivers around schools.
“Obviously, we tell people to slow down, stay off cell phones, but we forget too, at eight in the morning, we do see impaired drivers,” he said.
“And it’s a reminder for parents to sit down with their kids, remind them of the rules of the road and to watch for drivers doing things that maybe are unpredictable.”
The penalty for speeding in a school zone is $196 to $253, according to ICBC.