Slow down in school zones

Jan 7, 2019

Students return to school today and that means traffic will increase all around our community.

Whether you're headed to school or just trying to get where you're going:

Plan ahead. Give yourself more time to travel than you have over the summer.

Slow down. Obey 30 km/hr speed limits in school and playground zones.

Pay attention. Set aside distractions and respect and follow directions of any flag persons on your route. They direct traffic to keep everyone safe.

Heading back to school?

Walk, ride or roll. Fewer cars in the school area reduce traffic, so avoid driving if you can walk instead. Students who choose active transportation are more likely to meet their daily requirements for physical activity.

Drive 2 Five. If you can't walk or roll all the way to school, try parking 5 minutes away and walk with your child. After school, meet them at school and walk back to the car together. A walk is a great time to connect with your child and can lead to better concentration in class.

"Pick-up and drop-off only" means NO PARKING. These spots are intended for your child to quickly and safely exit or enter your car. Please park somewhere else if you plan to linger.

Don't be that driver

Set a good example for kids. Respect crosswalks, stop signs and 30 km/hr speed limits and don't block lanes of traffic, make U-turns, double-park or pass cars in a crosswalk. These impatient actions put our students at risk.

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