Local Cops Prepping For Start Of School Year

Salmon Arm RCMP are hoping that locals will reduce their speed when it comes to school zones, next week.

Local Police say that they will be making the rounds in school zones in search of offenders.

A fine for speeding in a school zone can range from $196 to $253.

Staff Sergeant Scott West says that parents should also speak with their kids about proper cross-walk safety, and the importance of having a predetermined route "Planning a route to school, so you know which direction your youngster might be going when they leave the house in the morning is always a great idea."

He also suggests that parents pick up visible clothing for their kids "Birght clothes, and bright backpacks are always recommended if you're in and around traffic."

Kids in SD83 head back to school on Tuesday.