Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Community Column by Don Butt (Sept. 2013)
This is the time of year when schools are open again, with many new students going to school for the first time. Obey the reduced speed limits at schools (and playgrounds) and give the kids a chance. Watch for the big yellow buses and stop when they load or unload passengers. Some smaller buses are white now (usually for disabled kids). Watch for these. In the reduced speed zones, fines are doubled and the fine for passing an unloading school bus (lights flashing) are very high. Remember that all children do not live on the same side of the road so watch for them crossing over.
Target your vision well up the road. Take in the traffic scene well in advance so you can plan your response to changing conditions. (This tip comes to you from Doug Annette and the Skid Control School at Oakville, Ont. www.skidcontrolschool.com)
Phone Nos. – (a list of valuable numbers to have)
For all emergencies - 911
To report non emergency incidents or bad drivers -1-800-310-1122
Or by cell phone only *677
Our forms for reporting dangerous and aggressive drivers are now attached to our website.If you prefer a paper form or do not have a computer, our forms are available at Mono Plaza and OPP at Primrose. Please use them, the life you may save could be your own or a loved one. Or use the cell number to call direct - *677.
Don Butt is currently the Public Relations and Media Contact for the Mono Community Policing Committee. If you would like more information on anything covered in Don’s Column or would like to see a topic of public interest or safety covered; post a comment below.