It’s back-to-school and back to 30 km/h for Victorians starting next week.

The kids are back to school next week, which means speeds in school zones will be back in effect starting Tuesday, September 6th. 

The Greater Victoria School District and the Victoria Police Department are reminding drivers to slow down and exercise caution as students return to school.

School zones will be in effect across the Greater Victoria region on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

VicPD Speed Watch volunteers will be conducting a back-to-school speed watch blitz across Victoria and Esquimalt, in an attempt to keep everyone safe. 

“Every school day for the month of September, teams of VicPD Speed Watch volunteers wearing reflective vests will be at highly-visible locations near schools reminding drivers that students are heading back to class,” Chief Del Manak said. 

“Their presence will provide plenty of advance warning to drivers to slow down and look out for students before they get to our officers conducting school zone enforcement.”