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Peel Police – Back to School – Road Safety 

Peel – As students and their families settle into new school-year routines following the summer break, Peel Regional Police wishes to reinforce with motorists and pedestrians that road safety is a shared responsibility.

Motorists are reminded that children will be in bus stop areas in the early morning hours and, in some cases, before daylight. When a school bus has stopped and activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind or approaching the bus must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus.  Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a minimum $400.00 fine and six demerit points for a first offence.

Parents are encouraged to review and practice safety rules with their children, and to ensure  the child is familiar with their route to the bus or school.

Along with students, members of the Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) have returned to Peel schools.  In excess of 30 NPU officers will be visiting the schools to which they are assigned.  These officers, in addition to Divisional Patrol officers and Road Safety Services officers, will be out in full force in school zones and on school bus routes, in search of traffic violators.  Violators can expect a zero tolerance approach to traffic law enforcement.

Peel Regional Police urges motorists to drive safely and responsibly, particularly when travelling through residential areas, in school zones and along bus routes.

Source – Peelpolice.ca

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