September 3, 2013 12:14 pm
Updated: September 4, 2013 9:45 am

Toronto police launch back-to-school road safety campaign


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TORONTO – Police across the province of Ontario, including Toronto, are reminding motorists to be extra careful in school zones as thousand of students are set to return to the classroom on Tuesday.

This year’s initiative will focus on road users that “carelessly” put children at risk as a result of their poor driving habits.

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Officers will be paying special attention to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who commit offences in the area of school zones including those related to pedestrian crossovers, cross walks, intersections and high-risk, mid-block crossing behaviours.

Police also suggest motorists should be mindful that more youths are texting and talking on their cell phones.

That being said, drivers should also refrain from using their handheld devices while driving.

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