Town of Milton introduces speed reduction pilot programs in school zones


Published September 6, 2022 at 10:58 am

The Town of Milton has introduced three one-year speed reduction pilot programs in high-traffic school zones to help the community feel safe during the back-to-school season.

Along with the pilot programs with 30 km/h speed limits, the Town is reminding drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to always be aware of their surroundings in school zones.

While crossing guards are placed in locations to serve elementary schools, people walking to and from school should be aware of traffic and parking congestion.

Additionally, the Town encourages everyone to use pedestrian crossings when available. These crossings are marked, often at traffic light intersections, so that drivers have increased awareness of pedestrians.

Certain schools in Milton also have drop-off zones where students can be dropped off from a vehicle on school property, which is something drivers should be aware of.

Drivers are also reminded to look for pedestrians, especially when turning left or right, not use handheld electronic devices when driving and be extra aware in school zones and in neighbourhoods where children can be unpredictable.

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