With schools reopening Municipal Enforcement Services would like to remind drivers that the speed limit in school and playground zones is 30 km/hour during certain hours of the day.
Here are some tips for you to remember provided by the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
School and Playground Zones:
• School Zone 30 km/hour speed limit is in effect from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every school day.
• School Zone signs have black lettering or figures on a yellow or orange background. If no speed limit is shown, the sign serves to alert drivers that children may be walking or crossing the road and to use caution. Reduced speeds are only required if the sign shows a speed limit.
• Playground zones speed limit is in effect from 8:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
• Playground Zone signs have black lettering or figures on a yellow background. If there is no speed shown then the sign is only to alert drivers that children may be walking or crossing the road and to use caution. Reduced speeds are only required if the sign shows a speed.
• Passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction is not permitted in school and playground zones.
• School and playground zones end when a traffic sign indicates a higher maximum speed or the end of the zone.
The City stated in a news release, “Let’s keep residents and children safe! Please pay attention to speed limits, stop signs and cross walks in school and playground zones. While the 30 km/ hour speed zone time is only in effect during certain hours it is good practice to consider children may be present at all times and to slow down.”