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2019 Back to School Message

Broadcast time: 05:00
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Traffic Services

Annually, thousands of Toronto students return to school after the summer break while regular traffic volumes return to our roads.

All road users need to consider the safety of our most vulnerable users – school children, pedestrians, and cyclists, when they are travelling on our roads. We all need to have the common goal of reaching our destinations safely each day.

Too often it is risky driving habits that lead to collisions and injuries. Our community members and police officers see this daily. To send a strong message to drivers during this campaign, between Tuesday, September 3, and Friday, September 6, 2019, officers will be watching specifically for drivers who park illegally, choose to speed, drive distracted, aggressively, or impaired around schools. These behaviours lead to frustration, congestion, and an unsafe environment for students.

This campaign is about “no tolerance” for violations, but also about asking you to commit to changing bad driving habits.

All of these actions are preventable and avoidable.

The Toronto Police Service and its many road safety partners are asking motorists to consider these facts and to make road safety a priority.

Click here for information about Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Brett Moore, Traffic Services