Tips to sharing the road with school children

With local school children now back in class Sarnia Police are reminding drivers of their responsibilities on the road.

When approaching an intersection at which a crossing guard is helping kids cross you must come to a complete stop and not move until the crossing guard and all children have totally cleared the roadway. (Fine of $180 and three demerit points).

Motorists must also complete stop completely when approaching a school bus with its stop sign out and red stoplights activated. Moving before the stop arm is retracted and the lights turned off can result in a fine of $490 and six demerit points.

City police also remind drivers that cyclists of all ages must be given one metre of clearance when passing. ($110 fine and two demerit points)