School Zone Safety

With students returning to school, it’s important that drivers are prepared for busy school zones this month. 

When driving in school zones remember:

  • Reduce your speed and be prepared to slow down or stop for pedestrians.
  • Avoid double parking and U-turns (drive around the block instead)
  • Watch for children between parked cars and in parking lots.
  • Don’t drive distracted and avoid using your hands-free device.
  • Remember to be patient, and be ready to stop at all times.

Remember to obey the crossing guard:

  • All vehicles must come to a complete stop
  • Remain stopped until the children, and the crossing guard, have safely crossed the road.

School Bus Safety

  • Stop when a school bus’s red lights are flashing and stop arm is extended
  • Wait for flashing lights to stop and the bus begins to move again before driving
  • Never pass a stopped school bus, it is illegal and dangerous.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and a community issue; parents are urged to always follow safe driving practices especially in school zones.

Safer School Zones start with you!