School zone speeder prompts reminder from Lake Country cops

Terrace man charged after racing through Oyama school zone

A 23-year-old Terrace man had his vehicle impounded and received a hefty fine after he was stopped for speeding in a school zone Tuesday morning.

On September 30, 2014 at 10:16 am, a member of the Lake Country RCMP was conducting stationary radar in a school zone on Oyama Road.

The officer observed a westbound Chevrolet Silverado travelling at a high rate of speed and clocked it at 90 km/h, well within the posted 30 km/h zone. School was in recess and a large group of children were playing out on the field near the roadway. The driver stopped immediately upon police direction to pull over and was apparently unaware it was a school zone.

The 23-year-old Terrace man was issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed and a Notice of Impoundment for 7 days.

When school is in session, a 30-km/h school zone speed limit is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every school day, unless otherwise posted.

Speeding in a school zone carries a fine of $196-$253 while excessive speeding carries a fine of $368-$483 plus a mandatory 7-day vehicle impound.