On Tuesday, September 8th, thousands of parents will celebrate as their little darlings return to school.
When children return to school, it is much like a zombie walk. There are hordes of people of every size and look staggering along, staring down at the ground in front of themselves or staring into the glowing device held carefully in their hands, blissfully oblivious of everything else that is going on in the world.
Knowing how dangerous it is for the masses of zombie-like children who will be returning to school, community officials are doing everything they can to prepare for the
zombie walk safe return of children to school and are asking you to do your part as well.
As such, parents and drivers are asked to respect the posted 30km/h School Zones that are in effect on school days from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Drivers are encouraged to drive with care around school zones, particularly in the first few weeks when children may be particularly pre-occupied or unfamiliar with their surroundings.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility (even though it seems like the
masses of staggering zombies students are paying no attention to their surroundings) and those who drive to the school need to be especially mindful of other people on the road.
Adults who do not have school aged children are reminded that although the hordes of young people staggering in large groups towards public schools may look intimidating, they are essentially harmless and should simply be left alone.
The number one thing to do when driving near a public school, slow down to 30 kmh and be aware of the youth as they may act impulsively.