School’s out, watch for kids in playground zones: RCMP

School’s out, watch for kids in playground zones: RCMP

Leduc RCMP warn drivers about speeding in playground zone

The Leduc RCMP traffic unit has some great advice for every community in the region: now that school’s out for summer, watch for kids in playground zones.

According to Leduc RCMP spokesperson Cst. Bridget Morla, “Leduc Municipal Integrated Traffic Unit is warning local drivers there will be zero tolerance for speeding in a playground zone during the summer.

“Even though school is finished, some school zones are considered a playground zone, so the lower speed applies year-round from 8:30 a.m. until an hour after sunset.

“When you approach a playground sign with a maximum speed sign attached to it, you are entering a playground zone. You must not exceed the posted speed.

“You are not permitted to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction within a playground zone when the speed restriction is in effect.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca