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When you approach a playground sign with a maximum speed sign attached to it, you are entering a playground zone. You must not exceed the posted speed, when the zone is in effect.
Playground restrictions are in effect every day from 8:30 am to 1 hour after sunset.
These hours may vary for different towns and cities according to municipal bylaws. If a municipality does establish times different from these, the times will be posted beneath the playground sign.
You are not permitted to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction within a playground zone when the speed restriction is in effect.
The speed limit for both urban and rural playground zones, when the times are in effect, is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted.
Playground zone ends
A playground zone ends where a traffic sign indicates:
- a higher maximum speed, or
- the end of the playground zone.
When you approach a playground sign without a speed limit sign attached to it, you are entering a playground area. This sign is to alert drivers that children may be near and you must use caution when driving through the playground area.