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As 2020-21 School Year Begins, Extra Traffic Expected

Tue September 1, 2020

Back to school means extra traffic including school buses on the roadways. The SJPF wants to remind everyone that posted speed limits, especially in school zones must be adhered to. “The SJPF takes traffic complaints from the school board and schools very seriously and patrols will be increasing with the beginning of the new school year,” says Traffic Division Sergeant Mike McCaig.

“The safety of our students who are walking or busing is always a priority, particularly when the school year starts and motorists may need some reminders. As well, this year many more parents are opting to transport their students to school,” says Anglophone South School District Superintendent Zoe Watson.

“That means along with the regular flow of our school bus fleet, extra vehicles will be travelling in the school zones so we ask everyone to slow down and give yourself plenty of time for drop off and picking up children,” adds Watson.

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force

1-506-632-6138

Jessica Hanlon
Director of Communications
Anglophone South School District

(506) 658-5373