Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 31, 2012 09:49 ET

Crossing guards remind motorists to slow down in school zones

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - With a new school year about to start, CUPE local 761, representing Crossing Guards throughout Cape Breton Regional Municipality, is reminding all motorists to be extra careful when travelling through school zones.

Local 761 president Bill Simpson says, "School children are coming back from their summer vacations and are anxious to see their friends again. They may not be paying as much attention to traffic as they should, so we're asking the public to be attentive and extra careful when driving through school areas."

"I'd also like to remind drivers that starting this Saturday, the speed limit in designated school zones has been reduced to 30 km/h. This applies to streets that currently have a 50 km/h speed limit", says Simpson. "And don't forget, speeding in schools zones results in double the fine."

Says Simpson, "So, as you're travelling about on your daily routine, I encourage you to drive slow and watch out for children, because they may not be watching out for you."

Contact Information

  • Bill Simpson
    President, CUPE Local 761
    (902) 862-8474 (h)

    Derrick Barrett
    CUPE Communications
    (902) 455-4180 (o)