As part of a two-week back-to-school safety initiative, the North Bay Police Service has laid 72 charges under the Highway Traffic Act and arrested one individual for impaired driving.
To help ensure students were safe as the new school year started, members of the North Bay Police Service provided enhanced traffic safety patrols along bus routes and Community Safety Zones. The campaign started on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, and ran until Friday, September 17, 2021.
Police worked closely with local school bus companies and drivers to identify areas in the city where drivers were violating traffic laws.
Throughout the duration of the safety campaign, police laid a total of 72 charges under the Highway Traffic Act. These included:
- 65 incidents of Speeding
- Three (3) incidents of Disobey School Bus Stop Arm
- Two (2) incidents of Driving while Under Suspension
- One (1) incident of Disobey a Lane Light
- One (1) incident of Disobey Stop Sign
On September 15 at approximately 3:00PM, during the safety campaign, members of the North Bay Police Service also arrested a 50-year old male from North Bay in the 1100-block of Algonquin Avenue and charged him with:
- One count of Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
- One count of Change lane – not in safety
- One count of Fail to surrender insurance card
North Bay Police remind drivers to put safety first. Community Safety Zones are there to remind you that you are in an area that needs your extra attention.
- Children are more difficult to see than adults and are the least predictable. Take that extra time to look out for children.
- Your stopping position should always be behind the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or while waiting to make a turn.
- Stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. This means buses are letting children off or on.
- When you approach a school bus from the front, stop at a safe distance to let children get on or off the bus and cross the road.