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Safe first day back to school

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The North Bay Police Service and Stock Transportation are thanking motorists in North Bay for making the first day back to school a safe one. They also encourage drivers to continue their efforts throughout the school year.

NBPS is reporting that there were no school bus-related infractions on the first day of the back to school traffic enforcement campaign. The goal of the program is to ensure the safety of the public, students and faculty.

Patrol officers will work in concert with the Traffic Enforcement Officer to implement the campaign, targeting speeding in community safety zones, and safety around school buses and crosswalks.

One driver was ticketed for speeding in the 1200 block of Lakeshore Drive, near Sunset Park Public School. Police say the driver registered a speed of 70 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. Upon conviction, this infraction would result in a $95 fine and three demerit points.

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NBPS reminds motorists to stop for the school bus in both directions when its upper red lights are flashing. This applies on a multi-lane highway unless it is divided by a barrier or median.

Drivers are warned to reduce speeds to 40 km/h in community safety zones and to wait until both pedestrians and crossing guards have left the road to proceed.

The traffic enforcement campaign will continue every weekday until September 15.

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