Back to school


By Chief Bruce Klassen

Rivers Police Service

School is about to start (classes in Rivers resume on Sept. 3) and back to school safety steps should be followed. Motorists are advised to please observe the speed zone areas at Rivers Elementary and Rivers Collegiate and be mindful of laws relating to school buses. Should you be caught for exceeding the speed limit or passing a bus while unsafe to do so, you may be subject to a fine and two demerit points which will be added to your licence.

Young children may also forget pedestrian rules, so keep a watchful eye on these small ones who may unexpectedly dart in front of traffic to cross the street. Cyclists will be prevalent, so drivers are again cautioned to anticipate sudden moves from those on bikes.

The recommended  school zone speed is 30  kilometres per hour; Rivers Police Service will be monitoring these areas.