As the new school year approaches, the Canada Safety Council is reminding motorists to be extra cautious as school buses return to the roads. Despite it being an annual occurrence, the council says the return of school buses often brings about episodes of impatience, confusion regarding some of the rules of the road. They add that there is often a spike in fatalities and injuries among young pedestrians from September to November.
The Canada Safety Council would like drivers to slow down in school zones and to pay extra attention to kids that dart out into traffic. It is also common knowledge to avoid three-point-turns or U-turns in school zones.