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Milton pilot lowers school zone speed in these areas

The Town of Milton is piloting a program to reduce speed limits in three school zones. Starting on Sept. 6, speed limits will be lowered from 40 to 30 km/h when signs are flashing on teh following streets:

• Leger Way in front of Viola Desmond Public School.

• McLaughlin Avenue in front of St. Benedict Catholic School.

• Farmstead Drive in front of Anne J. MacArthur Public School.

Jill Hogan, commissioner of development services, said in a news release the speed limit pilots are “intended to keep teh community safe by slowing down traffic near schools,” while Sgt. Rick Dodds, of Halton police, encourages motorists to “slow down and have heightened awareness and caution in community safety zones.”

Residents are reminded to follow school zone rules and traffic regulations:

• Paying attention to signs and school crossings when nearing a school crossing.

• Waiting until both pedestrians and crossing guards are completely off teh road before proceeding.

• Obeying “No Parking” and “No Stopping” signs.

• Obeying school zone speed limits.

• Using designated drop off zones, not busy streets or intersections.

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