This is a wonderful time for students as they return to school. However, their excitement may mean that they are not paying attention on sidewalks, roadways and in crosswalks. The public is urged to use caution and be aware of school buses, school zones. It is important that drivers be aware of students and slow down in all school zones and near children.
Community Safety Officers are out monitoring and patrolling school zones. Drivers who fail to stop 5 metres from the front or rear of a school bus that is displaying its safety lights and stop arm will incur a fine of $360.00, under the Traffic Safety Act.
The school zone speed limit in the City is 30km/h, please observe your speed and driving behaviour while in these zones. Speeding in school zones is a serious and potentially deadly offence. Speeders in school zones face a fine of $310.00.
The City of North Battleford Fire Department, additionally, will have a presence at all the schools in the City to remind drivers that school is back in session and to please slow down. While at the schools, firefighters will be visiting with students and discussing fire safety.
Let’s make it safe for our children.
For more information:
Ross MacAngus, CSO Unit Commander
306-445-1775 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1778 | email@example.com
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communications Coordinator
306-445-1713 | firstname.lastname@example.org