It’s back to school for students across the Lakeland, and the Bonnyville RCMP have some tips to make sure everyone stays safe.
“With back-to-school season starting up next week, the Bonnyville RCMP would like to remind drivers and pedestrians alike to be extra cognizant of traffic around our local schools,” said S/Sgt. Sarah Parke.
Here are some back-to-school reminders:
All road users: It is imperative that you are aware of your surroundings at all times, to focus on the road and take appropriate actions to avoid a potential collision.
Students: Only cross at designated crosswalks and controlled intersections; make eye contact with drivers and ensure vehicles have come to a complete stop before crossing; stay on the sidewalk when walking to and from school; and stay at a safe distance from the street when waiting for the school bus.
Parents: Ensure that your children know the safest route to and from school; if you’re picking them up, park where it’s safe to do so in the areas designated by the school.
Drivers: Pay attention to road signage, know the speed limit and whether you’re entering a school or playground zone; keep an eye out for children, especially during school operating hours; and stop when a school bus is flashing its alternating red lights.”