Another school year has begun. Let’s make it a safe one for all students.
The Guelph Police are reminding drivers again of the basic safety practices that should be put into practice each day:
1. Look well ahead to spot school buses and school zone signs: wait for children to cross completely before proceeding.
2. If you are driving your children to school, drop them off in a safe area, away from traffic; use a designated drop-off zone if the school has one.
3. Stop at least 20 meters behind a school bus when the upper red lights begin to flash, and do not proceed until the “stop sign” is closed and the red lights stop flashing. Motorists travelling in both directions must stop for the bus, except if the road is divided by a median.
4. Scan under parked cars for the feet of children approaching traffic, and make lane changes early to allow room for children on bicycles, skateboards or roller blades.
5. Avoid distractions while driving such as cell phones, eating or drinking or personal grooming. Remember – use of a handheld device is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act.