School Zone Safety Kick-off
I spent the morning of the first day of school at Oakridge Junior School. Mayor John Tory, Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education, Chair Robin Pilkey, and many members of the Toronto Police Services were in attendance for the Safety School Zone Kick-off. Police officers will be more vigilant and issuing more tickets to increase driver awareness and encourage drivers to slow down and help protect the students.
School zone speed cameras are coming, but the cameras are only one tool in the larger goal of increased safety. The entire community must share in the responsibility of keeping our children safe. Real change can occur when we modify our habits to slow down, exhibit more patience, avoid distracted driving, and obey the street signs and parking bylaws. Please familiarize yourselves with your school's drop-off and pick-up zones. Your compliance will help to keep our students safe.