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Back to school warning for Essex County motorists

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Essex County is warning the motoring public to be attentive on area roadways in preparation for the upcoming school year.


Tuesday September 4th marks the start of a new school year and drivers will see a noticeable influx in pedestrian traffic on and near the roadways throughout Essex County.


The OPP Traffic Management Unit (TMU) and municipal OPP patrol officers will focus heavily leading up to and especially during the first week of school on the safe operation of motor vehicles in and around area schools.


Motorists will notice an increased police presence in our communities with a zero tolerance towards excessive speed, aggressive, distractive and impaired driving.


The public is encouraged to assist police in identifying those drivers operating in a dangerous manner by contacting the OPP Provincial Communication Center at 1-888-310-1122 or 911 in an emergent situation.




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