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School Areas Regulations

made under subsection 103(2C) of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

N.S. Reg. 164/2012 (August 21, 2012, effective September 1, 2012)


1     These regulations may be cited as the School Areas Regulations.

Definition of school area

2     (1)    In Section 103 of the Motor Vehicle Act and these regulations, “school area” means the area of a highway between


                (a)    a WC-1 “school area” sign and an RB-1 “maximum speed” sign below which is placed an R102T “end school area” tab sign; or


                (b)    a WC-1 “school area” sign and an R-102 “end school area” sign.


       (2)    The references to signs in clauses (1)(a) and (b) are to the official traffic signs as designated and described in the Traffic Signs Regulations made under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Conditions for school area

3     (1)    The reduced speed limits for a school area set out in subsection 103(2) of the Act apply only if a child is present in the school area.


       (2)    A child is deemed to be present in a school area if a child is outdoors and


                (a)    on the highway in the school area; or


                (b)    on land within 30 m of the centre line of the travelled portion of the highway in the school area.