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OPP: Drivers Should be Weary of new Crossing Law

One of the new laws which has come into effect in 2016 aims to protect children, crossing guards and other pedestrians.

The new law states that drivers may not proceed through an intersection specifically marked or with a crossing guard on duty until all pedestrians have left the road completely.

Detachment Commander for the Kapuskasing and Hearst OPP, Mike Pilon says any time there is a new law in effect there is a period of education for drivers.

He says while drivers should be aware of the new law, police won’t be handing out fines right away.

In small northern communities like ours this means drivers will have to be extra careful, especially in school zones .

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