Extra Caution Needed on Roadways for Back-to-School

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The Windsor Police Service is reminding drivers to be aware of their surroundings students return to school for the first time since mid-March.

Sergeant Steve Betteridge says routines are going to be much different with kids set to return to school on a staggered schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Betteridge says everyone has their mind on the pandemic, but motorists need to stay focused on their surroundings.

"Understandably so they're quite directed towards the COVID-19 protocols, but at the same time we've got to remember road safety," he says.

Betteridge says commuters will also need to adjust to new traffic patterns with staggered start days.

"Be aware of your surroundings, plan your route, have patience and be very cautious. That's our key message," he added.

Betteridge recommends drivers check back-to-school times posted on school board websites to plan their commute.

Drivers are also reminded to keep an eye out for school buses and to remember to stop for those red flashing lights.