Okotoks municipal enforcement officers have been busy responding to a rising number of complaints about speeders.

Okotoks Municipal Enforcement Manager Kelly Stienwand says it's that time of year, warmer weather and dry road conditions seem to bring out the speeding drivers.

He says the calls aren't limited to one community at present, they're coming in from all over town.

"We've got a lot of communities that are on our radar this time of year, but we're seeing it pretty broad across town," Stienwand says. "People are really concerned about the safety of kids, specifically, travelling to and from school, and they're out on their scooters and their bikes so it's a priority for us to get the message out and ask people to slow down."

He says Peace Officers will be working on increasing their visibility throughout town, with a focus on school zones, but he hopes that drivers will heed the warning and slow down, for the safety of residents.

"We wanted to start by reaching out with some education and appealing to our community to be just a little more cautious in the way that they're driving and to mind their speeds," Steinwand says.

Stienwand says residents can call municipal enforcement to report speeders, adding it's helpful if they can provide a license number so officers can follow up with the driver.

Fines for speeding can range from $140.00 to $450.00.


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