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RCMP reminds drivers of upcoming school zones

Police are reminding drivers to pump their brakes as back to school is right around the corner. Lloydminster RCMP Constable Micheal Hagel says motorists need to keep their eyes peeled as kids begin classes and to make sure they’re following the posted 30 km an hour speed limit in school zones.

“You’re going to see an increased police presence in the school zones again just for the reminders to slow down in those school zones. Once it gets more established, you might see a few more or a few less.”

School zones will take place 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days and playground zones are in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Playground zones are also in effect for 365 days for any school that is kindergarten to nine and has a playground.

With there being possible excitement to go back to school, Constable Hagel says parents and children can be precautious in order to have a safe first day back.

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“We’re going to make sure that when we’re crossing the street we’re looking both ways, make sure we’re watching out for traffic, make sure we’re watching out for those cars and just taking our time.”

School zones will come into effect on Septemeber 3, which is the first day of school in Lloydminster.

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