Bylaw enforcement officers are out in full force around West Kelowna this week attempting to remind motorists and pedestrians of the need for heightened awareness now that children are back in school.
Officers have been attending schools during peak activity and will continue to monitor the areas for the rest of the week.
They are on hand to provide assistance to West Kelowna RCMP and the school district’s traffic safety officer as students, parents and nearby residents adjust once again to school schedules. This effort compliments school zone traffic safety blitzes by West Kelowna RCMP, which started on Sept. 6.
The district is inundated with calls from residents concerned about speeding and dangerous driving in school zones every September, so council has asked West Kelowna RCMP to pay special attention in and around school zones, where children will be walking and cycling each weekday.