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Slow Down to 30km Around Schools

School Zones Should be Safe Zones 

As of September 5, 2017, school zones are in effect around Elementary and Junior High schools throughout Edmonton.  Motorists are required to slow down to 30 km/h between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (08:00 – 16:30) on school days where school zone signs are posted.

Please slow down and ensure the safety of students near Elementary and Junior High schools.

Why is it important to slow down around schools?  Click here for more information

Why 30?

Vulnerable Road Users

When children are struck by vehicles, their injuries often result in life threatening or permanent damage. The faster a vehicle is moving, the greater the impact and the more devastating the results.

Children aged 5 to 14 years are at the greatest risk for pedestrian-related deaths
Children aged 10 to 14 years have the highest incidence of pedestrian-related injuries

The most common action that results in injury or death of a child is crossing at an intersection


Please Remember

  • Streets around schools are often very congested with parents dropping off their children, and the number and size of vehicles might mean you don’t see kids trying to cross the street. Young children may dart out from in between vehicles unexpectedly, so use extra caution particularly during drop off and pick up times.
  • Speed limits will be strictly enforced by both the Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety during posted hours.


For more information:

City of Edmonton
Transportation Operations

1500 Century Place
9803 - 102A Avenue
Edmonton Alberta

Telephone 311
Fax 780-496-1757