A BRIGHT IDEA FOR SCHOOL ZONES

VICTORIA, B.C. — New fluorescent yellow-green signs will be used to mark B.C. school zones and crosswalks, making them easier to identify.

“We’ve amended the Motor Vehicle Act regulations to include this highly visible fluorescent shade,” says Highways and Transportation Minister Helmut Giesbrecht.

“Its brightness catches drivers’ attention and reminds them to slow down and be extra vigilant when travelling through school zones and near school crosswalks. We expect many B.C. municipalities will start using the sign immediately.”

The new sign color has already been approved by Canada’s national committee on uniform traffic control and is considered the new national standard.

The new color will be phased in over the next three years.

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