Driver Safety Awareness

At many elementary schools there are literally hundreds of vehicles arriving to drop off or pick up students. When driving children all the way to school, parent-drivers can contribute to dangerous traffic conditions around schools and playgrounds affecting their own children and other students arriving and leaving the school. To establish a safer traffic environment around schools and playgrounds, parents and guardians should be encouraged to consider leaving their car at home or parked safely one or two blocks away.

Parents and caregivers are models for children’s behaviour and must set a good example; as pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle drivers. Be the respected role model you want your child to learn from.