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2014-06-26 at 11:49

End of school year means more caution on area roadways required: Police

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THUNDER BAY -- The school year is wrapping up, which means more young pedestrians on city streets during the day.

This has Thunder Bay Police Service Traffic Sgt. Glenn Porter reminding motorists to pay extra attention and stay safe.

“The reminders that we give are just to slow down,” Stg. Porter said during an interview with CKPR Radio Thursday.

“Our speed management program is going to be up and running and we’re going to be giving driver’s reminders every now and then that (speeding) can be very costly so just keep your speed in mind.”

Meanwhile, Sgt. Porter also has suggestions for the kids who will be on the streets more often with the end of the school year.

“If you’re out there using your bicycle, riding on a skateboard or doing whatever you’re doing, just make sure you wear the gear,” he said.

“With older kids, we’ve been talking to them in the schools about smart risks. Take the smart risks as opposed to dumb risks.”

(CKPR Radio)

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papercut says:
Yes....please watch out for teachers cart-wheeling down the streets!
6/26/2014 12:41:35 PM
Tbaybmkr says:
If drivers would actually stop at stop signs instead of rolling through the streets would be at least 80% safer...
6/29/2014 2:49:15 AM
satyrikon says:
Would be nice if people actually used the speed limits in the school zones too. Once school is out it's quite common to see people going in excess of 60 KM/H near EQ Jennings on John St.
7/1/2014 9:52:03 AM
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