Change to school bus rules in the Town of Olds: Flashing red? Kids ahead!

November 19, 2020

Beginning on December 1st, all school buses will begin to use the eight-way red flashing lights when picking up and dropping off students in the Town of Olds.
The change affects the designated school bus areas in Chinook’s Edge schools within the Town of Olds (École Olds Elementary, École Deer Meadow, École Olds High, Horizon School and Olds Career High), along with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools’ Holy Trinity Catholic School. This change in procedure allows school buses to operate according to the federal statute and creates a consistency throughout the rural communities served by Chinook’s Edge School Division and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.
For community drivers, this means it is illegal to pass a school bus in either direction when the red lights are flashing.
An awareness campaign is underway in the Town of Olds to ensure drivers are aware of this change and, as Olds is a destination for several surrounding communities and residents, the information is being shared widely throughout Central Alberta.
Remember when in Olds: Flashing red? Kids ahead!

Download the a printable pdf of the official news release

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Bexon 
Chinook’s Edge School Division
(403) 227-7085

Haleigh Sanderson 
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools
(403) 343-1055, ext 310238

Monica Leatherdale      
Town of Olds
(403) 507-4866