With the start of the new school year approaching quickly the Beaumont RCMP would like to remind parents, teachers, students and motorists that we all play a key role in the safety of children
With the start of the new school year approaching quickly the Beaumont RCMP would like to remind parents, teachers, students and motorists that we all play a key role in the safety of children as they head back to school.
Parents should remind their children that as pedestrians they should be using designated crosswalks and crossing signals where they are available. They should make eye contact with the drivers to ensure that they have been seen and that the vehicles have come to a complete stop before walking across the street.
On Sept. 3, 2019 all school zones in Beaumont will be back in effect and drivers will need to slow down to 30 km/hr. In the City of Beaumont school zones are in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inclusive and drivers should leave themselves extra time to get through school zones as the will be busy during drop off and pick up times. While in school zones all drivers should be extra vigilant watching for children walking to and from school.
School buses will be picking up and dropping off students all around Beaumont, it is illegal for a vehicle to pass a stopped school bus with its stop sign extended and with its red lights flashing. Vehicles travelling in the same and opposite direction as the bus are required to stop. Failing to stop for a school bus can result in a $543 fine along with 6 demerit points.