Back to School Safety Reminders
Safety tips for back to school
Waterloo Regional Police would like to urge all members of the community to increase their awareness and level of caution as children return to school on Tuesday, September 4. Drivers are reminded to watch for children on foot and on bicycles as well as additional activity near bus stops and around school zones.
Drivers are also reminded of their obligation to stop in both directions for school buses when they see the overhead red warning signals and the flashing stop sign. School crossing guards will be on duty during the upcoming school year and motorists should be extra cautious whenever children are present.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to promote safety with their children and remind them to stay alert while on the school bus, and while walking or riding to and from school. The start of school season is a great opportunity to go over street-proofing tips and safety strategies with children. Street-proofing tips and personal safety tips can be found on our website.
The Waterloo Regional Police Service is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all children. Together with parents, caregivers and our community partners, we can help make safety the top priority throughout the school year.