Saturday, September 25, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Slow Down: School zone speed limits back in effect

- Advertisement -

Lethbridge Police are reminding people that school zone speed limits are back in effect.

Sergeant Rod Pastoor with the LPS Traffic Unit says people can expect to see both photo radar and conventional speed enforcement in local school zones.

He says everyone, drivers and students alike, should pay attention. “There are a lot of young kids in school now and families with kids in school and their days will be little more rushed. We have new people attending the college and university and not everyone might be thinking. Pay attention on the streets and put your phones down.”

School zone speed limits are 30 km/h on school days between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

In addition to speeding violations police will also be targeting other infractions such as distracted driving, drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians, parking violations and illegal U-turns. Motorists are reminded not to park on or obstruct a crosswalk and not to double park or park in alleys. Parents are reminded to set a good example for their children by crossing the street at corners or in marked crosswalks – not jaywalking – and obeying other traffic safety rules of the road.

LPS also say it’s important for drivers to watch out for buses, especially when children are boarding or disembarking.

In the City of Lethbridge there is a bylaw prohibiting school buses from using their stop lights and stop arms, but drivers are still urged to use caution when navigating around buses that are stopped.

(With files provided by the Lethbridge Police Service)

- Advertisement -
Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Fraudulent callers claiming to be RCMP officers in Taber

TABER, AB - It appears some fraudsters are making calls in the Taber area claiming to be RCMP officers. Police are warning the public about...

Two Lethbridge men arrested & charged, accused in local vehicle thefts

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Two men are facing charges after Lethbridge Police recovered a number of stolen vehicles this week. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 officers found...

Witness information needed to help with crash investigation

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Anyone who may have witnessed a crash earlier this week between a motorcycle and an SUV at the intersection of Highway...

Canada still working on AstraZeneca’s recognition in US and other countries

OTTAWA, ON - There’s still no word on when or even if American officials will start recognizing AstraZeneca’s vaccine or mixing doses for entry...

Alberta COVID-19 situation worsens as hospitals fill up

LETHBRIDGE, AB - We found out Thursday just how dire the current COVID-19 situation is right now here in Alberta. The number of people in...
- Advertisement -