Media Release. Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Back to School 2021

(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is ready for Back to School 2021 with our annual “All Hands On Deck” safety campaign.
From Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to Friday, September 17, 2021, we will be deploying all available officers to ensure the new school year has a safe start. Expect an increased police presence in school zones throughout Innisfil and Bradford to encourage and enforce driver, cyclist and pedestrian safety. Motorists are urged to slow down and put away your phone. Be extra vigilant as children will adjusting to new schedules, wearing masks and practicing physical distancing while walking to school and at bus stops. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to talk with their children about safety. Give yourself extra time to avoid rushing and reduce the stress of the return to regular routines.

Couple of things to keep in mind:
· Fine for failing to stop for a school bus with flashing lights and extended stop arm is $400-$2,000 and six demerit points for a first offence
· Fine of up to $1,000 if convicted of distracted driving
· Fine of $400-$2,000 and six demerit points for speeding in school zones

Let’s work together to make this a safe, happy return to class for our children.