Motorists urged to pay close attention as new school year approaches

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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BIBLE HILL - Colchester County RCMP are urging motorists to pay extra attention on the roads in the coming weeks.
Bible Hill RCMP Cpl. Addie MacCallum reminds people the beginning of a new school year requires a heightened awareness of road safety for young and old.
"Kids aren't usually fully aware of their surrounding, they are excited to get to school ... and (adults) are rushing to get to work," said MacCallum.
He said the Bible Hill detachment of the RCMP gets "several calls a week" during the school year about driving complaints in school zones.
He said fines vary for driving offences, including failing to yield for a bus ($279), failing to yield for a bus flashing its red light ($394), not stopping at a crosswalk ($682) and disobeying a crossing guard ($394). These fines are for first offences. Upon a third offence, fines range from $800 to $2,400.
RCMP will be patrolling school zones at the beginning of the school year.

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  • Aurora
    January 18, 2010 - 09:44

    A very important message. In rural areas, even if the speed limit posted is 80, remember you are not obligated to drive that speed when you pass a group of 10-12 students who just got off a bus. All parents need to talk to their kids about road safety. Lets have a safe year for the kids!

  • Greg
    January 18, 2010 - 09:37

    Please be careful here in Truro as our childern fro P-5 go to school in the dark most of the year(7:30 AM).