High River kids head back to school

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by Town of High River



HIGH RIVER – Drivers will notice an increase in traffic as kids make their way back to school today. And it’s not just kids, as the summer comes to an end there is an increase in all kinds of traffic, as people return from holidays there are more pedestrians, cyclists and buses on the streets and paths of High River.

To ensure that everyone has a good year, High River Protective Services would like to share some tips to keep everyone safe on the roads.

  • Observe School Zone Speeds – While all posted speed limits should be obeyed, it is especially important to slow down for school zones. Children crossing the road on their way to and from school don’t always see traffic and can step into harm's way. Slowing down and being vigilant is crucial to keeping kids safe. The school zone speed limit in
    High River is 30 km/h 24 hours a day
  • Obey Crossing Guards - A crossing guard is there to keep children safe. When approaching intersections with a crossing guard, the guard’s instructions take precedence over lights and stop or yield signs. Follow the crossing guard’s direction, proceeding only when instructed to do so.
  • Watch for Children - Kids are small, sometimes difficult to see and can behave erratically, especially when playing or in groups. As a driver it is important to remain vigilant. You never know when a small child might step out from between parked cars or off the sidewalk.
  • School Buses
    • Parents & Kids
      • Make sure children don't arrive too early at the bus stop where they can wander or get into mischief.
      • Parents should speak to their kids and ensure children wait away from the road and stay back from the curb until the school bus comes to a complete stop and open the doors.
      • Cross at least three metres (10 feet) ahead of the bus when crossing in the front so the bus driver can see them.
    • Drivers
      • Do not pass school buses when the lights are flashing.
      • Stop for school buses with stop sign out and/or red lights flashing.
      • Drive slowly and cautiously around school buses.

High River Protective services would like to wish staff and students a safe school year.


For more information:

Town of High River - 403-652-2110

Protective Services - 403-603-3644

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