School Zone Safety.

The route to school should start with safety.

The bell rings as school starts for the day. It’s a busy time. Excited kids are arriving at school on buses, cars, bikes, skateboards and their own two feet – and when the last bell rings for the day, the process repeats itself again.

The Ontario school population includes over two million students according to the Ministry of Education. It’s easy to see how important safety is with this much movement of both people and vehicles.

That’s why CAA started the CAA School Safety Patrol® program. Through training, student volunteers — called CAA School Safety Patrollers — help keep their peers safe at road crossings near the school and on school buses.

Don't have the CAA School Safety Patrol program?

Here are some additional resources to help keep your school zone safe.

Video Tips.

School bus illustration with text above it stating Over 800,000 students in Ontario ride a bus every day.

Sharing the Road with School Buses.

Illustration from a drivers point of view, looking at a community safety zone sign, with the text above it stating Look out for Community Safety Zone signs and obey speed limits.

Driving Your Kids to School.

Illustration depicting a student with a thought bubble above their head indicating distraction, with text above stating Gadgets can be distracting, put them in backpacks or leave them at home.

Walking to School.

Teacher Resources.

The Ontario Road Safety Resource is a one-stop shop with free, ready-to-use lesson plans that are activity-based and geared to all age groups.

School Zone Safety Brochure.

No matter how you choose to get to school, download our school zone safety brochure for tips for students and parents.

To find out more about improving road safety around schools, visit

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