The School Zone Safety Program aims to increase safety in school zones by reducing vehicle speeds and identifying pedestrian needs. School zones experience increased pedestrian and vehicle volume, especially during school start and end time. Reducing vehicle speeds reduces the likelihood of a crash, reduces the severity of crashes and increases pedestrian comfort. Improving signage to clearly mark the beginning and end of school zones and installing flashing beacons to indicate when reduced speed limits are in effect will help drivers know how they are expected to drive when driving through school zones.
This program currently has two parts: General Safety Improvements and School Pathways.