Peel – As students and their families are settling into their school routines following the summer break, Peel Regional Police wish to reinforce with motorists that road safety is a shared responsibility.
Motorists are reminded that children will be in bus stop areas in the early morning hours, and in some cases before daylight. When a school bus has stopped and has activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind, or approaching the bus, must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus. Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a $490.00 fine and 6 demerit points.
Along with students, members of the Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) have returned to Peel-area schools. In excess of 100 NPU officers will be visiting the schools to which they are assigned. These officers, in addition to divisional patrol officers and Traffic Services officers, will be out in full force, in school zones and on school bus routes in search of traffic violators. Violators can expect a zero tolerance approach to traffic law enforcement.
The Peel Regional Police urge motorists to drive safely and responsibly, particularly when travelling through residential areas and school zones.