The return to school, after an extended absence because of COVID-19, students are returning to school. It is a whirlwind of emotion – seeing their friends finally, the excitement of being in a new grade and classroom, returning to their classroom with masks, understanding the new procedures to protect each other from the possible spread of COVID-19. All this excitement might mean that students may not be paying attention while on sidewalks, roadways and crosswalks. The public is urged to use caution and to be aware of school buses and school zones. Drivers must be aware of students and slow down in all school zones and near children.
Community Safety Officers will be out monitoring and patrolling school zones. Drivers who fail to stop five-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 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. 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 will face a fine of $300.00, with fines increasing the more you exceed the 30km/h speed limit.
The City of North Battleford Fire Department 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.
Let’s make it safe for our children.
For more information:
Al Manibal, CSO Unit Commander/Supervisor
306-445-1775 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Holm, Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief
306-445-1777 | email@example.com
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | firstname.lastname@example.org