The back-to-school season is possibly the most stressful time for parents and students. It's also when the influx of cars and school buses on the city's streets become even more chaotic. The return-to-school weekend this year was so hectic that 1,754 Toronto driving tickets were handed out by police in a span of just three days. They were warned and paid the price.\nFrom Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 6, Traffic Services were outside schools across Toronto in hope of educating and reminding drivers, parents, and communities about traffic safety, according to the Toronto Police news release.\nTheir campaign was about "no tolerance" for violations, but it also asked parents, community members, and drivers in general to change bad driving habits, according to their past press release. This is, of course, a time when traffic volumes are traditionally high.\nDuring this time span, officers were able to catch drivers who were speeding, driving while distracted, driving aggressively, and those who had parked illegally in school areas across Toronto.\nToronto Police issued 873 tickets for sign offences alone, which include running stop signs and prohibited turns. They also handed out another 625 for speeding. "Especially (for) back-to-school, officers are focusing on vehicles that speed, even (at) lower level speeds," Sergeant Brett Moore told Narcity.\n"Officers are going to be out looking for drivers that are passing school buses" in particular, Moore added.\nKids are back to the routines of a new school year. Our officers were out and continue to remind drivers about putting safety first in school zones. Bad driving habits like speeding, not following traffic signs and illegal parking were seen too often. https://t.co/CMyBmtlv8B pic.twitter.com/Scm0WjkHhA— TPS Traffic Services (@TrafficServices) September 23, 2019\nThe rest of the tickets handed out were for illegal parking and distracted driving. Parking enforcement focused on areas such as "no-standing or -stopping areas or school bus loading zones," according to Moore.\nBad habits.... we all have them. Personal ones are one thing, bad driving habits put us all at risk. Rolling through stop 🛑 signs, not double checking before turning, speeding or not wearing a seat belt are all bad driving habits that lead to collisions ^bm @ONtransport pic.twitter.com/DcJHJstmkq— TPS Traffic Services (@TrafficServices) September 20, 2019\n"Those signs are put in place, those areas are by-lawed to maintain safety but also keep sightlines open too," Moore told Narcity.\nWhen it comes to stop signs and ignoring other signs in place, Moore said that typically the price to pay for a violation is $110.\n"Typically, stop signs are what we are looking for — and, of course, school buses," said Moore.\nDYK that cameras are standard in all front line @TorontoPolice cars. For traffic enforcement it sure helps to show how a driver was distracted, weaving, disobeying a stop sign, etc. Great court evidence ^bm @TPScott_baptist @OACPOfficial @TO_Transport @DeputyPeterYuen pic.twitter.com/jeOCKLzk8J— TPS Traffic Services (@TrafficServices) September 23, 2019\nMany drivers were stopped during this campaign who were unable to make this commitment. "Speeding, being distracted, parking illegally and being in a rush often contribute to collisions, especially in busy areas with kids crossing roads," said the press release.\nIn the near future, you can expect to see automated speed enforcement cameras installed in certain school zones. If drivers are caught speeding, tickets will be mailed to those who failed to drive the limit, according to Moore.\nOfficers understand the struggle and how overwhelming this time can be for many people, but they urge drivers to practice better driving habits.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.