Slow down in school zones

Aug 31, 2017

Students have returned to school, 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 please respect and follow directions of any flag persons on your route. They direct traffic to keep everyone safe.

Heading back to school?

Choose to carpool, bus or use active transportation options (such as walking), which helps reduce congestion and increase safety in our school zones during busy pick-up and drop-off times.

“Drive 2 Five” by parking a 5-minutes away from school and walking 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 learn something interesting about their day.

"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

Whether you are heading back to school or just trying to navigate the extra traffic, set a good example for kids.

Don't speed, block lanes of traffic, or make u-turns. Don't double-park, block driveways, or pass cars in a crosswalk. These impatient actions put our students at risk.

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