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September 4, 2001
Drive safely -- students returning to school
Works and Emergency Services -- The City of Toronto's Transportation
Services Division is reminding motorists to use extra caution while driving now
that students are heading back to school.

For the month of September, drivers on the F. G. Gardiner Expressway and the
Don Valley Parkway (DVP) will see safety messages on the overhead changeable
message signs alerting them to drive safely.

Heading back to school after a long summer vacation, some young people may not
remember traffic safety rules. "Going back to school is an exciting time for
many young people," says Dave Kaufman, General Manager of Toronto
Transportation Services. "We believe these messages will help remind motorists
to drive safely during this special time of the year."

The following four messages will alternate on the overhead changeable message
signs on the DVP (southbound, just north of Bayview/Bloor ramp) and in two
places on the Gardiner Expressway (eastbound by Royal York Road and westbound
at Parkside Drive):

School is back
this month.
Watch for children.

Kids on the go.
Motorists take
it slow.

Schools are back.
Look about.
Drive safely.

School is back.
Watch for children.
Drive safely.

Transportation Services urges parents and motorists to put children's safety

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