Safe School Zone- School Bus Sign

 

In partnership with Peterborough County and the Township of Selwyn, the Ontario Provincial Police and Peterborough Police Services will be increasing traffic enforcement in school zones this fall.

Drivers are reminded to take extra precautions as school buses return to the roads. This includes slowing down in school zones, planning to leave early, giving at least one metre’s clearance to cyclists, and stopping for school buses.

The OPP and Peterborough Police Services would like to remind motorists of the following:

  1. You must stop for stopped school buses with lights flashing.
  2. Speeding in a school zone can result in fines and demerit points.
  3. Crossing guards have the right to stop traffic at crosswalks – abide by their direction.
  4. Motorists must wait until the crossing guard is no longer on the roadway before proceeding.

To keep school children safe, Peterborough Police and the OPP will be monitoring and issuing tickets as required for offences in school zones and/or community safety zones.

Quick facts

  • September is a dangerous month for pedestrians, with more fatalities occurring during this month than any other. (Transport Canada, 2017)
  • Top 3 unsafe motorist behaviours seen in Canadian school zones are speeding, illegal parking/stopping and distracted driving. (CAA polling, 2019)
  • 1 of 4 nearly a quarter of drivers report witnessing a near miss or collision in a school zone, more than half of which involved a child. (CAA polling, 2019)

 

The Safe School Zones campaign is funded by Peterborough County’s Active Transportation Master Plan.

 

 

 

The County of Peterborough's Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) promotes the County as a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Active Transportation is a key component of a safe, accessible, integrated transportation system linking where we live, work and play.

The purpose of the plan is to identify policy, programs, and projects that promote safe, non-motorized forms for travel throughout the County of Peterborough.

For more information on the ATMP click on the links below.

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Part 1

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Part 2

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Part 3

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Part 4

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Appendix A Study Design

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Appendix B Analysis & Evaluation Report

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Appendix C Record of Consultation

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Appendix D Programs & Policies

Active Transportation Master Plan Report - Appendix E Projects