Traffic - Police to Conduct Annual Back to School Road Safety Day

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This news item was posted on 8/30/2018 4:02:00 PM and is an archived post

Thursday, August 30, 2018  

As the summer comes to an end for most of our children this Labour Day weekend, it means that school is right around the corner.  This Tuesday, September 4th, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be conducting its 18th annual back to school traffic safety and awareness day. 
Once again dozens of officers will be hitting the road to conduct traffic safety programs in and around our school zones throughout the Niagara Region.  Officers will be focusing their attention on the safety of the children and crossing guards, so drivers who are speeding or driving aggressively, or not paying attention to crossing guards and the students, will be stopped.
When drivers are approaching crosswalks patrolled by a crossing guard or who approach a stopped school bus, all drivers and cyclists are required to obey the following rules.
All drivers and cyclists are required to stop and yield at all pedestrian crossovers and school crossings where a crossing guard is present.  No motorist or cyclist can proceed until the entire crosswalk is empty of both pedestrians and the school crossing guard. 
All drivers and cyclists that are driving in both directions must stop for a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing. They must remain stopped until the red lights have stopped flashing and the bus begins to move.
The Niagara Regional Police Service wish to remind all drivers to be alert, drive with caution and be aware of their surroundings, especially in the area of schools and other educational facilities.  Let's have a safe and successful start to the 2018/2019 school year.

Submitted By: Joshua Klop
Approved By: Joshua Klop

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Posted on: 8/30/2018 4:02 PM - Category: Media Releases