A new school year means that it’s that time of year again when we have to be more aware around schools. Do you think you know the risks around school zones, read on and see. The following are some safety tips to help keep drivers and pedestrians safe this school year:
As Drivers we can expect an increase in:
- Congestion – an increase in vehicles during the morning and afternoon commutes
- School Buses – picking up and dropping off students
- Pedestrians – students walking to and from schools and bus stops
- Bicyclists –an increase in cyclists traveling to and from school
Remember that In Calgary, school zones are playground zones, every day of the week from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also, school zones are areas with extremely high vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Playground zones will be in effect 365 days a year and school zones will be effective on school days only. Decals have been placed on all school zone and playground zone signage in Calgary and the speed limit under ideal conditions in school zones and playground zones across Alberta is 30 km/h.