Friday, November 11, 2011

we rule the school

School zones are challenging on days like Remembrance Day, where some people get the day off and some people don't. The the post office is closed, but the garbage still gets picked up.

I didn't have a clue whether the school around the corner was open or not today. Why would I know this? So, not wanting to risk a speeding ticket or a run-over junior high kid, I drove standard school zone speed. Evidently all the other motorists had gotten the school closure memo though, because they all blew by me with disgusted looks on their faces.

We need to get schools to send out a bat signal or something when they are closed for an inconclusive holiday. That would be the neighbourly thing to do.


mister anchovy said...

I confess I once got a speeding ticket in Calgary driving through what I should have realized was a school zone. Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Yep, I received one of those speeding tickets. I was clocked 20 over - reckless but it was reduced thankfully.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those school zones are sneaky, Mr Anchovy and can be especially confusing when piggy-backed with playground zones, which have different hours.

I find that school zones aren't particularly well marked sometimes, Leazwell. I've seen many people begin to brake halfway through the zone, done it myself.

OFKAR said...

Vancouver doesn't seem to have school zones, so much as "traffic controlled area" signs and roundabouts near where youngins cross. These are often accompanied by "speed humps" and potholes,to dissuade reckless cyclists as myself.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can certainly see why, OFKAR. Nothing more terrifying that an East Van bike hipster with a basket full of organic vegetables.