Thousands of students return to school across Niagara today

CKTB-News- Back to school

The kids are heading back to class this morning and Niagara police will be out in full force for their 19th annual Back to School Traffic Safety and Enforcement Day.

Extra patrols will be out this morning and then again this afternoon at the end of the school day, to make sure drivers obey the rules of the road around school zones.

Police are reminding motorists there will be more children walking, riding and getting dropped off in school zones and kids may be arriving late and darting into the street without looking.

As well 10 Niagara Student Transportation buses will be equipped with both internal and external cameras which can capture licence plate numbers and images of passing vehicles that fail to stop for buses picking up and dropping off students.

Drivers who fail to stop can be fined anywhere between $400 and $2,000 plus six demerit points.

Police also tweeting out a reminder to post secondary students in Niagara to enjoy their stay but remember to be a good neighbour.