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Toronto police launches back-to-school traffic safety blitz

CityNews | posted Monday, Sep 4th, 2017

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Summer is winding down and with kids returning to school on Tuesday, you can expect to see an increase in traffic.

The Toronto police launches it’s week long back-to-school traffic safety blitz at midnight Monday to make sure motorists remain alert during this busy time on the roads.

Toronto police constable Clint Stibbe with traffic services told 680 NEWS both drivers heading to work and those dropping their children off at school need to play it safe.

“Drivers that are going to work, we’re asking that you slow down, be aware that some kids may be stepping out from between vehicles. You may be in a school zone, you need to make sure your speeds are at or below the posted speed limits, especially where any children are expected to be.”

And when it comes to school drop-offs in the morning, he says drivers who ignore the rules are a major concern – so don’t be that parent.

“Anybody that’s going to school to drop their kids off, the biggest problem we see is parents double parking or parking in areas that they’re not permitted or disobeying even school crossing guards,” he said.

Stibbe also said pedestrians should take note of increased traffic and stay safe by crossing the street at marked crossings and never mid-block or between vehicles.

The back-to-school traffic safety blitz runs through till Friday.

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