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In Partnership with Alberta Transportation
The Focus for September Will Be
Back To School Traffic Safety

Click here to view the 2017 Alberta Transportation Traffic Safety Calendar

 
When are school and playground zones in effect, and what is the speed limit?
  • School zones have a speed limit of 30km/h. These limits are in effects from 8:00am – 9:30am; 11:30am – 1:30pm and 3:00pm – 4:30pm unless otherwise posted.
  • Playground zones have a speed limit of 30km/h unless otherwise posted. These limits are in effect from 8:30am to one hour after sunset 7 days a week.
 
Nearly half of the other drivers involved in collisions with school buses committed a driver error. The top five errors were:
  • Following too closely
  • Committing a stop sign violation
  • Making an improper lane change        
  • Making an improper turn 
  • Unsafely backing up
 
Key Messages for Children and Parents:
  • Follow the bus safety rules
  • Be alert at intersections
  • Always wear your helmet when riding your bike
 
Key Messages for Drivers:
  • Always watch for children crossing the roads
  • Do NOT pass another vehicle while in a school/playground zone
  • Slow down when you see alternating amber lights (the bus is slowing down)
  • Stop when the school bus activates its red flashing lights
  • Know and obey the speed limits in and around school and playground zones