Back to School vigilance


2020's return to the classroom will be different from other years, with many schools having varying start and end times.

Drivers will have to be extra vigilant when travelling in school zones, as students may be picked up or dropped off at unconventional times depending on the school’s efforts to limits students in the building.

Drivers should be extra careful when approaching crosswalks as students may be distracted by putting on masks, and may not be as careful when crossing at crosswalks, or designated areas.

Starting Thursday, September 10th, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers and City of Vernon RCMP volunteers will be present in school zones throughout the area.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP would like to remind you that whether you are parent, teacher, or motorist, we all have a key role to play in ensuring our kids head back to school safely.