Pedestrian and motorist safety are top priorities for Okotoks Municipal Enforcement. Whether you walk, ride a bicycle, or drive a motor vehicle, road safety impacts you.
- Drivers must stop and allow a pedestrian to cross when they raise their arm at a right angle and point to the opposite curb
- Drivers must yield the right of way to a pedestrian who has entered a marked or unmarked crosswalk and may only proceed once the pedestrian has cleared the traffic lane
- Drivers should be cautious when other vehicles slow down around an intersection; they may be stopping for a pedestrian
- Pedestrians should cross at designated crosswalks, try to make eye contact with drivers, and keep in mind that sometimes road conditions may affect a drivers ability to safely stop for pedestrians
- Pedestrians and motorists are both responsible for obeying all traffic signals, signs, and laws
- Vehicles may not park within 5 meters of an intersection or crosswalk so that a clear line of site is available for drivers
- Vehicles turning left at an intersection are the most vulnerable; always check for oncoming traffic before proceeding
- Vehicles must come to a complete stop at stop signs and when turning right on a red light
- Vehicle drivers should be prepared for the unexpected — pedestrians, changing lights, slippery road conditions and other driver's behaviour.
- The speed limit in school zones is 30 KPH from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (school days only).
- Drivers must stop when a school bus activates its alternately flashing red or amber lights (unless the bus is on the opposite side of a two-way highway that is physically divided by a median). Drivers may proceed when flashing lights have stopped.
- The speed limit in playground zones is 30 KPH from 7:30 a.m. until one hour after sunset (every day).
- Passing another vehicle in a school or playground zone is prohibited.
Last Updated: August 24, 2023