School zone speed limits

The City of Guelph is implementing new speed limits in school zones that will see drivers reduce their speeds up on regular school days between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., starting April 1. (CBC)

Guelph Police will be on the lookout for lead-footed drivers as new speed limits come into effect for all of Guelph's school zones starting this month. 

The new speed limits mean drivers using arterial roads in a school zone will have to cap their speed at 40 km/h, while drivers moving through school zones along smaller, collector roads will be unable to go above 30 km/h. 

The new speed limits will be in effect on schools days between the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Guelph said in a news release. 

The release said the new speed limits come into effect once city crews install signs. Once unveiled, the release said, the speed limit will be enforceable by Guelph Police. 

Crews will begin installing the first signs this month, with work scheduled to be complete by the end of May at a cost of $210,000.