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City reminds Yellowknifers to keep students safe on the road

1306nam!_new Road sign with the street name Commercial Road At four-way stop on Woodland Drive June 8, 2018 Hay River Photo by Paul Bickford Northern News Services Ltd.

With school resuming Monday, the City of Yellowknife is asking Yellowknifers to help keep students safe by taking extra precautions in school zones and near buses.  

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits and that school zones remain in effect 24 hours a day, not just during school hours. 

"Municipal Enforcement officers will be actively monitoring traffic in these areas of the city to ensure safety of students," spokesperson Alison Harrower said in a news release Friday.  

As far as school bus safety, it is illegal to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing. Drivers in both directions must stop.

Parents, too, are asked to practice road safety with children. Remind them to look both ways before crossing the street, and to only cross at crosswalks, stop signs or stoplights. For cyclers, helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18.