Meantime, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings when driving through school zones. Motorists are advised to slow down and give themselves extra time to get to their destinations. Kids heading back to school may be unaware of where to cross the road, which means it’s important to always be on alert. Sgt. Al Steinhauser with the ‘North District RCMP’ Traffic Services, says the ‘next week or so’ will be a bit busier than usual.