RCMP Issuing Tips on Back to School Safety #nltraffic
Today is the first day of school for most children across the province.
The RCMP are reminding parents, teachers, students and motorists of some safety tips.
Please stop when the bus stops. Traffic travelling in both directions must stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing and stop sign out.
Slow Down! Always respect the posted speed limit in school zones.
Be careful of crosswalks! All motorists must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.
Get off your phone! Using a cell phone is a form of distracted driving. Motorists can be charged under the Highway Traffic Act for using a handheld device while driving.
Watch out for the crossing guards. Many daycares and schools have crossing guards to help the students cross the roads safely during peek traffic hours.