Drivers signalled to slow down in school zones

It's the first week back to school for students, which means drivers in Saskatoon will have to get used to slowing down in school zones, something drivers in Regina have to do year round.
A school zone sign at Broadway & 12th Street East in Saskatoon signaling drivers to slow down as they approach Ecole Victoria School. (CBC)

It's the first week back to school for students, which means drivers in Saskatoon will have to get used to slowing down in school zones, something drivers in Regina have to do year round.

Saskatoon city council also passed a motion to amend a traffic bylaw to prohibit U-turns in school zones while school is in session.

If drivers violate the new rule, they could be slapped with a $50 fine.

School zone regulations in Saskatoon:

  • No U-turns in school zones
  • Speed limit decreases to 30 km/h
  • Park only in designated areas - no parking areas are marked
  • Stopping or parking prohibited in a school bus loading zone

Meanwhile in Regina, the speed limit decreases to 40 km/h, but it applies year round.

School zones are marked by reflective yellow-green signs located on the side of the road.

 

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