Thousands of students across the region are heading back to class, including English-speaking elementary and high school students along with first-year college and university students kicking off their fall semester. A reminder from Ottawa police that officers will be out in full force closely monitoring school zones, just like they did last week when French language schools were back in session. Outside one school last week, officers ticketed 15 drivers in the space of an hour for not dropping their speed from 60 to 40 kph in a school zone.
Also, a reminder that OC Transpo has adjusted its schedules to meet the back to school demand. Many routes are seeing more frequent trips or larger buses. There are also adjustments for students affected by recent school closures. OC Transpo says more trips have been added on Routes 12, 18, 19, 24, 82, 84, 152, 665, and 669 to accommodate Grade 7 and 8 students who have moved to Bell, Sir Robert Borden and Gloucester secondary schools.