An RCMP report from monitoring motorists Tuesday September 4 brings another reminder from Mounties to residents to slow down in school zones, wear your seatbelt, and do not drive impaired.

CPL. Korey Crerar, Supervisor for the Okotoks RCMP, says officers have been out patrolling the school zones to ensure the safety of pedestrians and road ways in general.

"With today being the first full day of students going back to school here in September, the Okotoks RCMP have been out conducting traffic enforcement in local school zones around the municipality of Okotoks," he said.

CPL. Crerar says RCMP issued a total of 13 speeding violations in school zones this morning, prompting a strong reminder for residents to slow down in the posted zones.

"This morning we had a number of violations issued primarily for speeding within the 30 kilometre per hour school zones. We issued 13 speeding violations, one for seat belt and one for no registration on a motor vehicle," he said.

He also says that in addition to the 13 school zone speeding violations they issued, they arrested an impaired driver.

"We made an impaired driving arrest, as well. It's a really good reminder that we're going to be out, we're going to be enforcing the traffic laws, and making sure that the road ways are safe. Not only in the school zones, but around the town," said Crerar.

School zones in High River are in effect from 7:30 a..m. until one hour after sunset.


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