Extra caution needed while driving in school zones today.

Today marks the return of back to school for many students in the Southwest. 

 And with the return of school, comes the responsibility to drive safe especially around playgrounds and schools.

Corporal Dave Kerraige says there are several times during the day to be particularily careful.

Heavy traffic occurs between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning, 11:00 till 1:00 in the afternoon, and  between 3:00 and 4:00pm.

Kerraige also reminds motorists to never pass a stopped school bus when it has it's red stop sign out.

Local police will be out in full force to ensure the safety of all students.