Based on recommendations made by the High River Policing Committee, the hours of operation of school and playground zones have been harmonized throughout High River. Council approved the amendment to the Traffic Safety bylaw at the July 17, 2017 regular meeting of council.
The operating hours for both school and playground zones is now from 7:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset daily.
This change to the bylaw is being made to improve safety of children that may be using playgrounds and sports fields outside of school hours, as well as simplify traffic regulations for drivers.
Updated traffic signage will be installed and enforcement of the new regulations will begin in the coming weeks.