Drivers play a key role in back-to-school safety. Be alert and cautious. Watch out for children and school buses.
Young students also need to be aware of traffic safety rules as pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and as school bus passengers.
Drivers, students, parents and teachers - by working together, we can improve traffic safety.
When you’re approaching a school bus, remember these tips:
- Alternating flashing amber lights mean a bus is slowing down to stop. Do the same.
- When approaching a school bus with red lights flashing on an undivided highway - you must stop! The fine for passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is $402 and six demerit points.
- Always watch for children crossing roads. Prepare to slow down and stop.