Penticton RCMP issued a reminder to drivers on Tuesday morning, encouraging people to be aware of their speed in playground zones. (Photo: RCMP)

Speeding rules in effect longer as sun sets later: Penticton RCMP

Drivers could be fined up to $253 for exceeding playground zone speed limit between dawn and dusk

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, Penticton RCMP is encouraging drivers to be aware of a provincial law that could cost people up to $253.

Failure to stay within the speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour in a playground zone between dawn and dusk could result in a fine, as well as three points on any given driver’s license, according to a section of the BC Motor Vehicle Act.

“As the days get longer, so do the times between dawn and dusk,” said Cst. Dayne Lyons of the Penticton RCMP.

“Playground zones are in effect 365 days per year. When the sun starts setting later and later, the speed rules stay in effect later and later too.”

Police are reminding drivers to mind their speed as playground-zone speeding rules stay in effect longer and with more and more people spending time outdoors as spring continues.

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