OPP issue reminder about back to school safety

September 13, 2018 by

News From OPPOnce again it is time for students to head back to school and for motorists to be on the lookout for school buses and students. The OPP in Lanark County would like to remind everyone that school buses are back in full service as of last week.

The public is reminded that every driver while on a highway while meeting a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal-lights flashing shall stop before reaching the bus and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing. (Section 175(11) of the Highway Traffic Act)

Many of our children walk to school and motorist should also be aware of the increased pedestrian traffic around our local schools, as children make their way in to school. Reduce your speed in school zones and be extra cautious.

As a community the public should be aware of children as they walk through their communities The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety, and that of children, at all times. Children should not be left unattended anywhere. Parents can discuss safety plans with their children and ensure that they always know where they are and where they can go for help if needed.

Let's make it safe for our children!

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