Drivers reminded to slow down as new school year gets underway

By paNOW Staff
September 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

With a new school year starting Tuesday, the Prince Albert Police Service is reminding drivers to slow down and be cautious in school zones.

Drivers can expect to see more kids in crosswalks and parking lots as school gets underway, and police are reminding drivers of the law. Drivers must slow down to 30 kilometres an hour in school zones, which are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Members of the Prince Albert Police Traffic Division will be out over the coming days to enforce school zones speeds and issue tickets.



A few tips from police:

* Be alert and avoid distractions such as cell phones, applying makeup, or eating food.
* Talk to your children about pedestrian safety. Show kids how to watch for vehicles and to look both ways before crossing the street. Make sure kids know how to use crosswalks.
* Make sure children know to always cross in front of a school bus rather than behind and to keep a safe distance from large vehicles.
* Be aware of school drop-off and pick-up zones and rules
* Plan your route ahead of time and be sure to leave plenty of time to arrive to avoid rushing.
* Drivers are reminded to take their time at intersections and let children and guardians get completely across the crosswalk before proceeding.


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