Support safe speeds in Leduc

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

With the arrival of spring, the City of Leduc reminds motorists the speed limit on all residential streets in the city is 40 km/hr. Additionally, all Leduc school zone speed limits are 30 km/hr on school days from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Everyone behind the wheel can make a direct impact on community safety," says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. "Driving at or below the posted speed limit contributes to safer, quieter neighbourhoods for everyone."

Drive safe: Everyone has a role in keeping our community safe, including those on the road. Driving with care at or below the speed limit reduces the likelihood of tragic accidents; it gives drivers an increased field of vision, decreases braking distance, and gives more time to react. 

Get involved: Community members are encouraged to participate in promoting safe speeds. Lawn signs are available to residents who would like to help spread awareness about safe speeds in their neighbourhoods. The signs are a great way to show your community you care. Signs that can be placed on  your front lawn between May 1 and Sept. 30 are available by request. It's free to participate. 

The reduced residential speed limit took effect in August 2023, following a pilot project in the city's Southfork neighbourhood. Other municipalities in Alberta have implemented similar programs in recent years, including Edmonton, Calgary and St. Albert.