Traffic Safety




As the holiday season approaches, it's important to have a plan in place to get home safely from parties and other social events. Collisions involving impaired driving are much more common during this time of year and can be completely avoided.

Did you know? 

  • Drugs and alcohol affect your judgment, coordination, attention span and impair reaction time, vision, coordination, balance and decision making skills. 
  • You can’t determine your own level of impairment. 
  • Mandatory alcohol screening laws mean you can be tested by police without suspicion. 
  • Many medications can legally impair you—particularly when used in combination with alcohol.
We are ALL responsible for taking the necessary steps to keep the roads safe. Driving impaired It is completely preventable and there are many options to help you get home in a safe and responsible fashion. Order an Uber, take a cab, ask a sober friend or family member or have a designated driver. There are always options.
Let’s work together to keep everyone safe this holiday season!


Cochrane Municipal Enforcement is committed to ensuring the safety of all Cochrane residents and visitors to our Town who share our roads, sidewalks and pathways.

Community Peace Officers enforce the Traffic Safety Act and other provincial traffic regulations, with priority given to school and playground zones, high-complaint areas, and locations where officers observe numerous infractions. Officers also work with the RCMP and other enforcement agencies on the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to improve public safety and patrol highways 1A and 22 within town limits.

As a reminder, please:

Obey traffic control devicesStop for pedestrians
Always use seat beltsStop for school buses
Maintain the speed limitDo not drive distracted (now includes demerits)
Do not make u-turnsDo not drive or park left of center
Come to a full stop at stop signsNo left turns from RancheHouse Rd to Hwy 22

Speed Limits

The Town of Cochrane strives to make our community safe for people of all ages to walk, cycle and drive to and from school, work and leisure activities.

Cochrane has a speed limit of 50 km per hour unless otherwise posted. The majority of roadways in Cochrane pass through residential areas where speeds have been reduced to 30 km per hour.

The speed limit in school zones is 30 km per hour between the hours of 7am and 9pm on school days, in alleyways it is 20 km per hour.

School Bus Safety 

When amber lights are flashing, slow down and proceed with caution. 

When red lights are flashing, and stop sign is out you must come to a complete stop until the lights stop flashing.

Cycle safely on Town pathways

Cycling is good for you and good for the community. But there are some rules you must follow for the sake of safety:

  • Pedestrians have the right of way on pathways at all times.
  • Slow down and give plenty of audible warning when passing (bells/horns are required equipment)
  • Obey the speed limit: 20 km/hr
  • Ride in single file

RV & Trailer Parking

You can park your RV or trailer on your driveway between May 1 and October 31. After October 31, all RVs and all types of trailers must be removed. Any residents found contravening this bylaw may be fined at least $250.

Recreational vehicle (RV) and trailer laws in Cochrane are outlined in Land Use Bylaw No. 01/2022 and Traffic Bylaw No. 02/2005.


  1. JAN
  2. FEB
  3. MAR
  4. APR
  5. MAY 
  6. JUNE
  7. JULY
  8. AUG
  9. SEPT
  10. OCT
  11. NOV


We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe!

Don't be inattentive at intersections. Approach with caution. Slow down and be prepared to make a controlled stop based on current road conditions.