Kids returning to school also signals the return of many other parts of routine life we may have forgotten — including things like school zones.

Though the recent announcement that K-12 students can start returning to classrooms in B.C. states June 1st as a start date, many families of essential workers have already had their children return to school in recent weeks.

VicPD is reminding the public that school zones are back in effect in Greater Victoria during this time, with a posted limit of 30 km/h.

School zones are in effect from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. on scheduled school days, and police remind everyone to slow down in designated zones and pay close attention in order to keep students and school staff safe.

VicPD also adds that penalties for speeding in a school zone not only mean several points on your license, but also fines for exceeding the posted speed limit range from $196 to $253.

Cst. MacIntyre from VicPD talks about the importance of school zone safety: