Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads. It’s exciting and fun, but there’s one thing that all families should add to their lists as they prepare for back to school – the trip to school.

Now is the perfect time to plan for and practice getting to and from school safely. Whether your children walk, bike, ride the bus, or ride in a car, a little planning and preparation can go a long way towards keeping children safe. Practice and discuss these safety tips as a family and be a great example by always practicing how to travel safely with your child.

We created this video to remind us all the steps needed to cross various intersections safely. Check it out!

Check your route to school, and practise. When possible, choose streets with low traffic volumes, slow speeds, few intersections, good bicycle lanes and good sidewalks with no roadway construction.

The following posters may help as you plan and promote safe, responsible road use:



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