The start of September brings with it a whirlwind of emotions for students as they return to school. All this excitement might mean that students are not paying attention while on sidewalks, roadways and in 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:
Ross MacAngus, CSO Unit Commander
306-445-1775 | email@example.com
Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1779 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | email@example.com