School zone sign. Stock image.

School zone speed limit not in effect amid ongoing school closures: City of Red Deer

Red Deer asking drivers to slow down in playground zones

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.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

$2 raise for some health care workers in Alberta over a month late

Delay isn’t from Alberta Health, spokesperson confirms

Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police

Police say there is a connection between two recent deaths – a… Continue reading

Wind warning issued for central Alberta

City of Red Deer and Lacombe under wind warning

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically

Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic

Funding announced include $30 million originally earmarked for attracting foreign visitors

Sweats are in, slacks are out: Could ‘work-leisure’ become business as usual?

Many desk-dwellers are opting for sweatpants as work-from-home era has loosened up dress codes

Minimum wage goes up June 1 in B.C. as businesses face COVID-19 challenges

Increase is part of the government’s pledge to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage

In hard-hit Quebec, families struggle to mourn those lost to COVID-19

The province recorded more than 50,000 confirmed cases and over 4,300 deaths as of Friday

Most Read