Traffic Safety



Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities on the roads. It is important to understand the risks and take steps to avoid distracted driving. 

Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the roads:

  • Turn off all electronic devices before you start driving. 
  • Avoid eating or drinking while driving, as it can take your attention away from the road. 
  • If possible, avoid having conversations with passengers while driving. 
  • If you must make a call, pull over to a safe or use your vehicle’s Bluetooth capabilities. 
  • Don't drive when you're feeling sleepy or fatigued, as this can impair your driving skills. 
  • Plan your route and allow plenty of time to get to your destination so you don't feel rushed. 

By following these simple tips, you can help to ensure your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road.


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.


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