Motorists Urged to Use Caution as Our Students Head Back to School on September 7th

The LaSalle Police Service would like to welcome all of our students back to school.
Motorists are reminded to be extra cautious as our students, pedestrians, crossing guards and buses will be present on our streets and sidewalks on their way to and from school as of September 7th.
Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the walking distances for elementary school students from grade 1 -8 increased to 1.5 km and secondary school students to 3.2 km/h, meaning that the affected students who live within that distance from the school were not eligible for busing services.
Our crossing guards will be ready and waiting to assist our students on their journey to school but we need motorists to be aware and focused on their driving and their surroundings. Drivers who fail to obey a school crossing guard stop sign could receive a fine of up to $730.00 and four demerit points.
Expect to see increased pedestrian traffic in all areas of the town. Please be patient with our students, crossing guards and buses. They are doing their best to keep our children safe on their journey to school and we ask that you do your part as well.
School buses will also be operating as normal and motorists will need to expect the usual delays when the buses pick up our students. It has been some time since we had school buses on our roadways and we remind motorists to stop when the red flashing lights are illuminated. Aside from the obvious danger of travelling past a school bus that is stopped or stopping with its lights flashing will result in a fine of $490.00 and six demerit points.
Through patience, caution, and awareness of our surroundings we can all work together to ensure the safety our students and crossing guards.
Here is a link to a map of all our current crossing guard locations: