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Traffic Safety in Alberta 

Back-to-school traffic safety is the focus for September

Drivers play a key role in back-to-school safety. Be alert and cautious. Watch out for children and school buses.

Young students also need to be aware of traffic safety rules: POINT, PAUSE, and PROCEED. Be alert at intersections and always look for danger when crossing the street. Remember that if you can't see the driver, the driver can't see you either.

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our children safe.

When you’re approaching a school bus, remember these tips:

  • Watch for school buses loading and unloading children, even if the lights aren't flashing.

  • When approaching a school bus with red lights flashing on an undivided highway - you must stop! The fine for passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is $402 and six demerit points.

  • Always watch for children crossing roads. Prepare to slow down and stop.

Street Safe is an educational program that teaches pedestrian, school bus and bicycle safety to students in Kindergarten to Grade 3.

Read more information on the Street Safe Program.

Learn more about school bus regulations.

Listen to the school bus radio ad.

Read more information about school bus safety.

Listen to the Road Rash Radio spots.

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Last Updated September 02, 2014