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Okotoks Back to School Safety

In the excitement of returning to school, children may forget basic road safety rules. Help keep them safe by following these safety tips:

  • Do not drive while distracted – always be alert of your surroundings.
  • Follow posted speed limits in school zones, 30 km/h from 7:30 AM – 5 PM on school days.
  • Watch for school safety patrollers and stop as directed.
  • Watch for kids between parked vehicles and on the sidewalk.

Use caution when approaching intersections or mid-block crosswalks. Parked or stopped vehicles may hide a pedestrian crossing the road.

Be very cautious when backing out of a parking stall or driveway.

Learn more.

Urban Deer

deer-bannerBack-to-school kids, make sure you report aggressive deer incidents to your teacher or parents. They can further determine if the incident should be reported to the appropriate authorities.

What do you do if you encounter an aggressive deer?

•Call 9-1-1 if you feel threatened or witness someone being threatened by an aggressive deer.

•Report aggressive deer incidents to your teacher or parents.

•Contact Fish & Wildlife 403-652-8330 to determine if further action is required.

•Contact the Town of Okotoks Parks 403-938-8958 to have temporary signage posted in the area or the aggressive deer incident to warn others.

Learn more.

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