Help keep children safe in school and playground zones.
School zones are marked with a school sign that has a maximum speed limit for the school zone posted with it. The end of the school zone will also be marked along with the maximum speed limit that can be resumed.
School zones are in effect during the following times on school days:
• 8:00am - 9:30am
• 11:30am - 1:30pm
• 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Playground zones are marked with a playground sign that has a maximum speed limit for the playground zone posted with it. The end of the school zone will also be marked along with the maximum speed limit that can be resumed.
Playground zones are in effect every day starting at 8:30am and ending one hour after sunset.
Make sure to check your local bylaws - some municipalities choose to have school or playground zones in effect for longer periods.
These times should also be posted below the school or playground sign.
You are not allowed to pass another vehicle going the same direction in a school zone or playground zone, when the school or playground zone is in effect. The penalty is a $243 fine and three demerit points.
SCHOOL & PLAYGROUND AREAS
If you see a school or playground sign without a posted speed limit sign, you are entering a school or playground area.
The sign is to alert you that children may be walking or playing nearby or crossing the road. You are not required to slow down, but you should use caution and be alert for children.