Windsor Police Ask Drivers For Patience As Kids Return To School

It's back to school and Windsor police are asking drivers to be on the lookout for excited kids.

Sergeant Steve Betteridge says drivers need to have patience and be aware of their surroundings.

"We all get into driving habits that we are used in the last few months, we haven't had a lot of kids in the last few months going to and from school," says Betteridge.

Look out for school buses flashing lights, reduce speed in school zones and be prepared to stop.

"Parents may also want to give their kids some safety reminders," he says. "Going through some safety tips, walking on sidewalks, crossing at intersections, looking in all directions, things of that nature."

Betteridge says the goal is to make back to school a safe journey. "You could have a young child, again excited about school and maybe not thinking about the safety rules and just darting out into traffic."

Police say when approaching a school bus with its flashing red lights, a driver shall stop at least 20 meters before reaching the bus.

It's also important to look out for school crossing guards.