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August '13

OPP News - BACK TO SCHOOL School buses are returning!

(Eastern Ontario) – Once 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 East Region would like to remind everyone that some school buses will be back in service early next week, while others will be back on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.


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 motorists should also be aware of the increased pedestrian traffic as children make their way for their first exciting day. Reduce your speed in school zones and be extra cautious.


Drivers can expect to see an increased police presence. Adjust your driving, pay attention and be prepared to stop for children and school buses. Make it safe for everyone!


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