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Drivers reminded to follow posted speed limits

April 10, 2020 3:16 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Speeding and excessive speeding is occurring throughout the city and enforcement measures are taking place to respond to the issue. The City of Red Deer and Red Deer RCMP remind drivers to follow all posted speed limits.

“Over the past two weeks, Red Deer RCMP have caught motorists driving at excessive speeds, putting the safety of all road users, including drivers and pedestrians, at risk,” said Karen Mann, EOC Director. “Safety continues to be our number one priority, and we will be enforcing speed limits, particularly in high risk areas such as playground zones and high collision intersections.”

“Speeding puts everyone on the roadway at risk, including other drivers and pedestrians while also increasing the likelihood and severity of a collision,” said Red Deer RCMP Inspector Mark Groves. “Drivers are reminded to follow all posted speed limits at all times, or risk a ticket and/or demerit points. Speeding also increases the burden on police and health resources and detracts from our efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

From April 10 to 30, Automated Traffic Enforcement is happening at high-risk locations throughout Red Deer. Intersection speed cameras will be operating at 50 Avenue and 76 Street, 49 Avenue and 49 Street, 30 Avenue and 32 Street and 30 Avenue and Ross Street.

Photo radar will be operating on the following arterial routes: Gaetz Avenue, 49 Avenue, Highway 11A, Highway 2A, 39 Street and 67 Street.

Playgrounds are currently closed; however, speed limits of 30 km/hr in playground zones still apply from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Photo radar will be at playground zones in Oriole Park, Johnstone, Kentwood, Fairview, West Park, Grandview, Mountview, Sunnybrook, South Hill, Deer Park, Rosedale, Eastview, Clearview, and Timberlands.

Speed limits at other locations are enforced, as required, to maintain safe roadways.

Red Deer has two school zones at Central Middle School and Eastview Middle School, and the 30km/hr limit is not in effect because of school closures.

If anyone has concerns about speeding anywhere in the city, please report the location(s) to the police non-emergency line at 403-343-5575.

Together, Red Deer RCMP and The City of Red Deer will continue to enforce speed limits throughout the city to help keep our streets safe. Motorists are asked to help us keep our roads and each other safe by slowing down.

For more information, please contact:

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

or

Red Deer RCMP

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