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Bates said the big push will be next week after Labour Day but officers will be out at schools for the month of September educating drivers.

“There’s kind of a balance between enforcement and education but the more flagrant things may involve enforcement like double parking, blocking zones, U-turns within zones, things that create a real hazard for pedestrians and other traffic in the zone,” Bates said.

Overall, Bates said it’s hard to predict exactly how traffic will be affected with the staggered school start times and the possibility of more parents choosing to drive their children instead of having them take the bus. He said there have been meetings with various school boards who are also not sure of what to expect as students return.

“It’s really an unknown. Like I say, we’ll know pretty quick, I think, what the volumes are going to be like so we’ll just take it from there,” Bates said.

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