Drivers reminded to stop at flashing red lights near Robert Ogilvie School

Corporal Jodi Shelkie reminds drivers that a flashing red light should be treated like a stop sign, and they must come to a complete stop. 

“I think the problem may be that motorists driving on 86th Street can see the crosswalk at  distance and believe that since they don’t see any pedestrians waiting to cross, it is fine to simply keep driving and not stop,” she argues. “But it is the same as at a regular intersection, even if there are no cars, you must still stop at a red light.” 

She adds that the lights are there to protect children walking to and from school, who may dart out suddenly, even if a driver doesn’t see anyone waiting at the crosswalk.

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