Superior East OPP Urge Safe Driving Around School Buses

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

While he warns drivers to watch for kids walking to and from school, Superior East Ontario Provincial Police Constable Trevor Tremblay also emphasizes it's important to be careful around school buses.

Constable Tremblay also warns the owner of the vehicle could be charged for passing a school bus illegally - even if someone else was driving or 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.

The Township of Chapleau's also asking drivers to be careful, particularly around school buses and along the highway into town, keeping their speed down and watching for children.