Laws and Statistics

Below are some alarming statistics about dangerous behaviours in school zones

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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

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Nearly half of Canadians say they witnessed a distracted driver in a school zone.

– CAA polling, 2019

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Nearly 6 in 10 Canadians say there are more unsafe driving practices in school zones today than in the past.

– CAA polling, 2019

70%

of Canadians say they have witnessed speeding in school zones, an increase from polling done in 2016.

– CAA polling, 2019

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unsafe motorist behaviours seen in Canadian school zones are speeding, illegal parking/stopping and distracted driving.

– CAA polling, 2019

September

is a dangerous month for pedestrians, with more fatalities occurring during this month than any other.

– Transport Canada, 2017

As a driver it is important to drive cautiously in the vicinity of school buses.

In fact, each province has laws drivers must obey when driving past or behind a school bus.

Learn the school bus laws in your province from AAA