The Barrie Police Service is reminding the public that roads in and around schools and daycare facilities in our city will again be busy after the Labour Day Long Weekend.

On Tuesday, student drop off areas will likely be congested with parents dropping off their children and with school buses making a return to city streets, we will be back sharing the roads with them as they do their morning pick ups and afternoon drop offs.

For some, Tuesday will be their first day of school and as exciting as this may be, motorists are being asked to watch for young children who may be walking to school. Police are suggesting, that, if possible, parents should walk with their younger children to ensure that they know how to get to school and how to safely cross any streets if required. The use of sidewalks is strongly encouraged, and roads should only be crossed where crosswalks or where traffic lights exist.

For those who will be riding their bicycles, a properly fitted helmet should always be used, all rules of the road should always be followed (especially stopping for stop signs) and when unattended, a good quality lock used to safely secure your bike so that it will be there at the end of the school day.

The Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit will be on patrol in school areas and will be watching for speeders and other violations that may take place.

If your normally travelled route in the morning takes you through a school zone, please give yourself some extra time to get to where you need to go, drive at the posted speed limit or at a speed that is safe given the traffic conditions you are experiencing , and most importantly, please watch for students.


Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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