School Zones Priority for Peterborough Police as Buses, Cyclists Return

School bus stop sign

In partnership with Peterborough County and Township of Cavan Monaghan, Peterborough Police Services will be increasing traffic enforcement in school zones this fall. Drivers are reminded to take extra precautions as school buses return to the roads. This includes slowing down in school zones, planning to leave early, giving at least one metre’s clearance to cyclists, and stopping for school buses.

Peterborough Police Services would like to remind motorists of the following:

  1. You must stop for stopped school buses with lights flashing.
  2. Speeding in a school zone can result in fines and demerit points.
  3. Crossing guards have the right to stop traffic at crosswalks – abide by their direction.
  4. Distracted driving can cost you up to $3000 in fines, 6 demerit points and a 30-day license suspension.

To keep school children safe, Peterborough Police will be monitoring and issuing tickets as required for offences in school zones and/or community safety zones. 

Members of the media are kindly invited to join us at North Cavan Public School on Wednesday, August 31st at 10 am for comments and questions.

The Safe School Zones campaign is funded by Peterborough County’s Active Transportation Master Plan. For more information, visit: