CAA Manitoba reminds you to slow down when driving through school zones as reduced school speed zone regulations come into effect today. Although most kids don’t head back to school until after the long weekend their corporate manager of government and community relations Liz Kulyk encourages motorists to take the next few days before school starts as a reminder to slow down and be alert in school zones.
CAA offers other tips for safer school zones including scan the road ahead for school buses and school zone signs, prepare to stop and adjust your speed whether you see kids or not. Stop at least five meters behind a school bus with red lights flashing and don’t proceed until the bus’s stop sign is closed and the lights stop flashing. And factor extra time to get to your destination as back to school brings increased traffic volumes.