Terrace, B.C. schools safer with speed signs

The walk to and from school is now safer for students at Skeena Middle School thanks to speed indicator signs paid for by crime money

With one of the new speed signs near Skeena Middle School are Terrace RCMP Const. Angela Rabut

The walk to and from school is now safer for students at Skeena Middle School thanks to speed indicator signs paid for by crime money.

Three signs that flash at drivers going faster than 30 km/hr along Munroe St. near the school and both directions on Walsh Ave. have been installed and are hardwired into the electrical system.

Similar signs installed at Ecole Mountainview and Suwilaawks Community School are solar-powered.

The speeds that do flash are determined by radar equipment similar to that used by police officers.

Money seized by the provincial government’s Civil Forfeiture Office from people believed to have made it from criminal activities paid for about 75 per cent of the cost of the signs, which cost more than $12,000.

The rest of the cost was picked up by the Skeena Middle School parent advisory council and the Rotary Club of Terrace.

Skeena Middle School principal Phillip Barron said since the signs have been installed, school staff have noticed that traffic does slow down.

The new signs flash the speed in red numbers for drivers going over the school zone speed and will also flash the lights as well with no speed showing whereas the ones near Ecole Mountainview and Suwilaawks just flash the speed in yellow lights for high speeds.


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