Airdrie, Alberta – Airdrie RCMP will be working with Airdrie Municipal Enforcement to enhance presence and promote road safety in school zones next week.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 represents the first day back in school for Airdrie students. School days bring congestion: School buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.
Motorists may experience a higher than normal amount of traffic this day, especially near school zones. Airdrie RCMP and Airdrie Municipal Enforcement will be increasing patrols in school zones to ensure safety for both pedestrians and motorists.
Airdrie RCMP and Municipal Enforcement want to remind motorists of the following:
· School zone speed limits (30 km/hr) will be strictly enforced as of September 2, 2020, as school will officially be back in session.
· U-turns in school zones are prohibited.
· Do not stop in the middle of the street to let your children out of the vehicle. Stopping, parking or impeding traffic on a roadway in school zones is illegal.
· Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk can lead to a fine of $810.
· Distracted driving can lead to a fine of $300 under the Traffic Safety Act
Parking away from schools and using the sidewalks and paths to walk will alleviate congestion and chaos in front of the schools. Please slow down, take your time and drive with caution. Lets all work together to ensure our children get to school safely!
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