Kids are back in school today, and the South Porcupine OPP is reminding drivers to be safe on the drive home. Detective Constable Martin Ratte says the number one safety tip is to pay attention and slow down. He says always look out for school buses, and stop when the arm is lowered. If not, Ratte warns you could be in for a hefty fine.
For a first time offence, the fine could be as high as $2,000 with six demerit points. For each following time, the fines get as high as $4,000.
Ratte says kids that are walking or biking to school should take their time, and walk their bikes through crosswalks. He says a tip for kids is to make eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you before crossing the road.