Friday, August 30, 2013

School Starts Tuesday…..Watch for Children

(Dufferin County, ON) The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region would like to remind the public that on Tuesday September 3, 2013, schools will again open and school buses will be on the road.
“The driving public is being asked to decrease their speed accordingly in all school zones, look for flashing stop arms from school buses picking up and discharging passengers and watch for young children who are walking to and from school” says Inspector Dom Beckett, Manager of the OPP Central Region Traffic and Marine.

Chief Superintendent Brad Blair, Regional Commander of the OPP Central Region says “for some young children, this will be their first day of school and will be one of mixed emotions. Some of these children may be walking with parents or older siblings and will be learning how to properly walk to school, so caution in school areas is imperative at all times.”

“Officers from our Detachments will be paying special attention to school zones in their patrol areas and will closely be watching to make sure that every child has the opportunity to safely arrive at school and home each day. Road safety is a shared responsibility, please do your part” adds Chief Superintendent Blair.