Police warn drivers to watch for kids going back to school during their Tuesday morning commute.

Keep kids safe as they head back to school, advise police

Police are reminding drivers that school’s back in session this week so be mindful behind the wheel during your Tuesday morning commute.

Local police are reminding drivers that school’s back in session this week so be mindful behind the wheel during your Tuesday morning commute.

Sergeant Janet Scott-Pryke of the Nelson Police Department says to watch out for children walking, scootering and cycling to school. Parents also need to give a refresher on safe travel practices.

“Show your children the safest places to cross the road,” she says. “Remind them to look left and right for vehicles.”

Tuesday morning, watch for school patrol signs to be out and be prepared to stop at all crossing points. Keeping plenty of space between you and cars in front, says Scott-Pryke. Motorists should also slow down in school zones.

“Please remember the speed limit in school zones is 30 kms but with the excitement of first days, please keep speeds well under the 30 km limit,” she says.

 

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