The City of Red Deer is asking drivers to slow down in playground zones.
RCMP have noticed a significant increase in speeding, the city tweeted, and are asking drivers to slow down to 30 km/h in playground zones.
Speeding increases the risk and severity of collisions, the tweet stated.
“People are more likely to be home during the day and may be using outdoor spaces.”
The 30 km/h speed limit in school zones is not in effect during the ongoing cancellation of classes amid COVID-19.
There are just two school zones in Red Deer, at 40th Avenue and at 39th Street.
“Others are playground zones,” the city said.