How to adjust your driving around schools and playgrounds

School Zones

As a driver or motorcyclist, when you enter a school zone you'll notice a traffic control device stating a lower speed limit at the beginning of a school zone and a greater speed limit at the end. In urban and rural areas, the speed is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted. Look out for these signs or flashing lights during the following times and obey the limits posted.

  • 8:00am - 9:30am
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Playground Zones
The lower speed limit posted is effective starting at 8:30am until one hour after sunset, seven days a week.

Driving Reminder: Don't pass another vehicle in school or playground zone while the lower speed limit is in effect.