Wellington OPP ask everyone to keep safety top of mind as school resumes

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With back to class just around the corner, The Wellington County OPP detachment is sending a reminder to parents to talk to children about safe travels to and from school.

A media release says all available Wellington County OPP officers will be patrolling the roads with special attention being directed at school zones and bus stops.

Drivers are reminded that the traffic volume will increase, and commute times may be affected by the bus routes. And the registered owner of a vehicle can be charged if that vehicle is identified as one that fails to stop for a school bus when its overhead red signal lights are flashing.

Pedestrians are reminded to stay on sidewalks and where there are none, they should be walking on the left side of the road as far off onto the shoulder as possible facing traffic.

Both pedestrians and cyclists should make use of the crossing guards who will be returning to their posts to help our children get safely across the streets.