Videos: Cops deliver school safety messages in Mississauga and Brampton


Published September 6, 2022 at 10:45 am

Drivers are reminded to obey school zone rules and school buses as kids head back to the classroom.

Peel Regional Police are out in full force in and around Mississauga and Brampton school zones this week looking for speeders and other aggressive drivers as tens of thousands of children head back to classes.

While police are taking a zero-tolerance approach in that effort, they’re complementing the school safety enforcement campaign with more educational messages to drivers and others delivered via video (see below).

Officers will be present in school zones this week enforcing rules of the road with respect to seatbelts, distracted driving, speeding and school bus rules.

Their main goal is to clamp down on speeders and other aggressive drivers in and near school zones.

Police and the City of Mississauga remind drivers that the speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h.

“School is about to start and our officers will be out in full force,” Peel police Road Safety Services officers posted to Twitter last week. “Please be aware of your surroundings. (The) Peel Regional Police Back to School Campaign will see more officers within designated school zones enforcing the rules of the road.”

One area of particular concern over the years has been the number of motorists who don’t obey the flashing signals of stopped school buses.

When a school bus has stopped and activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind or approaching the bus must come to a complete stop before reaching it, police remind drivers.  

Drivers who ignore the flashing red lights and stop arms, and continue past the stopped bus, can be fined $400 to $2,000 for a first offence. First offenders may also lose six demerit points. Subsequent offences could cost drivers $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and up to six months in jail. 

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