Drivers Urged to Stay Focused as Kids Head Back to School


Windsor police are asking drivers to be on the lookout for excited kids heading back to school.

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

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

Betteridge says everyone needs to take their time and be aware of their surroundings.

"Plan your route, have some extra time, especially on the Tuesday but I always call it a back to school season," he says. "It takes a while for everyone to get back into routines."

Betteridge says drivers need to keep their focus on the road.

"If you're operating a motor vehicle, please, put down that cellphone and do not have any distractions," he says.

Betteridge is also reminding motorists to obey stop signs held by crossing guards and on buses.

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

Windsor police will be on the road to enforce the rules and keep kids safe.


With files from Peter Langille