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Back to School: Traffic Safety Reminder

03-Sep-2015

As a new school year approaches, residents are reminded to exercise caution in school zones.
 
School zones on Loch Lomond Road in front of Bayview School and on Union Street in front of Prince Charles School each have a reduced speed limit of 40 KM/H, 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM on school days.  All other school zones in the City have speed limits of 50 KM/H, 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM on school days. Reduced speeds allow motorists more time to react to school children crossing a street to or from school and lessens injuries as a result of accidents. Fines are doubled for speeding in a school zone.
 
If your child walks to school, choose the safest route. For general tips on crossing a street and finding the safest route, click here.
 
For more information on the City’s Safer School Zone Program, please contact the Customer Service line at (506) 658-4455.