Traffic Safety in Alberta
Let’s make sure kids get to and from school safely this year
Drivers play a key role in back-to-school safety. Be alert and extra
cautious in and around school zones and playgrounds as well as near
Young students should remember these safety tips:
If you can't see the driver, the
driver can't see you either.
Be alert at intersections and
always look for danger when crossing the street.
Arrive early at your bus stop
and stand back on the sidewalk until the bus stops.
Back to school facts
Nearly 50 per cent of the
drivers involved in collisions with school buses committed an
error. The most common error was following too closely.
On average each year,
approximately 238 children under 15 are killed or injured as
pedestrians or cyclists (2010-2014).
School buses in Alberta travel
an estimated 450,000 kilometres a day - that’s more than 10
times around the earth!
The penalty for failing to stop
for a school bus with its alternating flashing red lights
activated is $543 and six demerit points.
70 per cent of casualty
collisions and nearly 90 per cent of property damage collisions
involving a school bus occurred in urban areas.
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August 26, 2016