Back to School traffic enforcement – Tuesday September 14th Results
Results of our Back to School Traffic Enforcement Campaign for Wednesday September 14th are in:
- One driver was ticketed $490 (includes victim surcharge and court costs) for failing to stop for a school bus at Fisher and Haig Streets shortly before 9 a.m.;
- Two drivers were ticketed for speeding on Ski Club Road where the speed limit is 40 km/h. The highest speed registered at 65 km/h.
Stop for the school bus
Drivers are reminded that they must stop for a school bus when its upper red lights are flashing, whether you are travelling behind the bus or approaching the bus from the opposite direction. Whether the road has two lanes or four lanes, or is a one-way, ALL drivers must stop. The ONLY EXCEPTION, is if the road is separated by a MEDIAN. In this scenario, only drivers travelling behind the bus must stop.
Respect speed limits
Drivers are also reminded that they must respect speed limits at all times. There are three locations in school zones in North Bay where amber lights are flashing to indicate that the speed is reduced to 40 km/h. These lights flash from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday during the school year from September 1st to June 30th:
- Algonquin Avenue from High Street to Jane/Front Streets
- O’Brien Street from Devonshire Avenue to High Street
- Marshall Avenue from Prince Edward Drive to Lakeshore Drive
When these amber lights are NOT flashing, the speed limit returns to 50 km/h.
Wait for pedestrians and crossing guards to cross
Drivers are also reminded that they must wait for pedestrians, including school crossing guards, to completely cross the road before proceeding at school crossings.