Okotoks peace officers are reminding drivers about a speed limit change in town.

Town of Okotoks Municipal Enforcement Manager Kelly Stienwand says the speed limit on 48th Street between Greenhaven Drive and 338 Avenue was lowered recently from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour.

He says from feedback they've received so far, the majority of drivers seem to be adjusting their speed to the posted limit.

"48th Street borders, very closely, the residential areas of Ranchers Rise and Drake Landing," Stienwand says. "And as that area continues to grow, it's just really important that we keep the speeds down so that if a vehicle was to get off the roadway for whatever reason, it might be wildlife, or an unforeseen situation, that they would be able to get that vehicle stopped or under control before it ended up in somebody's back yard."

Although he says Peace Officers will be stepping up enforcement along the street in the coming weeks, Stienwand says they want to give people an opportunity to change their driving habits.

"Our goal here isn't really to write tickets, our goal here is to encourage people to be more compliant," he explains. "Because we know that that literally is going to contribute to the overall safety of that area and that's our number one priority."

 

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