On September 4, public schools in Alberta will be back in session, and the RCMP are reminding drivers to practice caution and patience, when commuting through school zones.

Staff Sergeant Robin Alexander says the first few weeks are always a little chaotic.

"In particular the first couple weeks you sometimes have students moving from one school to another, its been a couple months since people have encountered this type of traffic and pedestrians and it might take some time for people getting back into the swing of things."

Alexander says the RCMP will be monitoring the school zones, to make sure everyone gets to class safely.

"We have a couple officers out today monitoring our school zones, there has been no real issues so far that we have come across, it appears so far that people are being careful and mindful when moving through our school zones, which are actually in effect all year round now."

If you're not looking forward to dealing with the back to school traffic, Alexander says finding an alternate route, might be a better option.

"The most important thing is, if you can avoid school zones it might be a better option for the next few weeks."


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