Superior East OPP Issue Back-to-School Safety Reminder

Local police are issuing a few safety reminders as kids return to school this week.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police Constable Trevor Tremblay says drivers are especially urged to be cautious.

Constable Tremblay also reminds drivers that it is illegal to pass a school bus whose overhead lights are flashing - whether or not the stop arm's extended - an offence that could lead to a $500 fine and six demerit points, with the owner of the vehicle able to be charged even if they weren't in the vehicle at the time.

Drivers are also encouraged to watch for crossing guards and give bicyclists lots of room, with cyclists reminded to wear their helmets.

Today is a PD Day for local schools, with students starting classes tomorrow.