As kids head back to school Tuesday, Guelph police will be starting up their “Give The Kids A Brake” safety blitz.
Officers will be spread out around town, enforcing speed limits in school zones and monitoring driving behaviours at intersections and pedestrian crossings.
Police said they will also be cracking down on illegal parking and unsafe turns around schools as well.
It also appears drivers are not getting the message when it comes to safety concerns in drop-off areas, so this year officers will be issuing parking tickets in school zones too.
“Traffic congestion in these areas (usually in close proximity to school patrollers and crossing guards) can cause reduced sightlines and endanger young pedestrians,” Guelph police said in a news release.
Parents are being asked to walk their children to school or park a few blocks away from the school to reduce congestion.
The school safety blitz will run until Friday, but officers will continue to monitor school zones throughout the remainder of the school year.