School zones do not apply during strike days, the RCMP have confirmed.
The question popped up on social media on Friday, a strike day in that school district.
UFVRD’s media liaison Cst. Tracy Wolbeck confirmed that public school zones that normally require drivers to slow down to 30 km/hr or less on school days only apply on regular school days. Strike days do not fall under that category.
“It’s a really good question,” she said, and she had confirmed her answer with the Fraser Valley traffic services department.
But she warned that drivers be aware of whether they’re driving in a public school zone or a private school zone. Private schools that are still in session are not in the midst of a strike, so those areas would still be considered school zones, she warned.
While Chilliwack school district is striking today (June 13), Fraser Cascade schools are in session. A full strike is expected to start province-wide on Tuesday, and public schools will not be open to students on Monday due to an “off-site study day” for teachers.