School is back on Tuesday and the Haliburton Highlands O.P.P. wants students to be safe.

Community Safety Officer Dianna Dauphinee says drivers must stop when a school bus’s overhead red lights are flashing.

Anyone attempting to pass a bus with its lights flashing could be fined $400.

Dauphinee says pedestrians need to be aware of their surroundings when crossing streets.

Dauphinee also recommends students use the sidewalks if possible.

She adds if you are walking along an area with no sidewalks, you should be walking in the opposite direction of traffic, and as far away from the road as possible.