Leduc RCMP issue back-to-school road safety reminders

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On September 3,2019 the 2019/2020 school year will be in full swing. In anticipation of this, the Leduc RCMP would like to remind all motorists to be aware that there will be an increase in pedestrian, cyclist and motor vehicle traffic on the roads and walkways throughout the City of Leduc. Larger traffic volume is also expected with people home from their holidays and public transit and school buses operating their regular routes.

At the start of the school year, the Leduc RCMP and City of Leduc Community Peace Officers, along with Automated Traffic Enforcement units will be present in school zones conducting speed and distracted driving enforcement, working to reduce congestion caused by student drop-off and pick-up. “Road safety is a shared responsibility. Do your part this back to school season to make sure students and adults get to school and work safely” says Constable Cheri-Lee Smith with the Leduc RCMP.

As a reminder, school zones are 30 km/h unless otherwise posted, and are in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drivers should remember to slow down in school zones and be particularly alert for students during school hours, especially when dropping off and picking up children from school.

The Leduc RCMP wishes all students a happy and safe start to the new school year.

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Media Contact: 
Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith
Leduc RCMP-GRC
Media Relations Officer
780-980-7200