Community Safety Zones will help get students to school safely at two locations in Niagara this September
It’s back to school
time, and Niagara Region is launching Community Safety Zones at two locations
on Regional Roads to help improve safety for students and their families
travelling to and from school. Community Safety Zones are intended to
modify driver behaviour including reducing speed and distracted driving, and
improve safety on certain sections of road where public safety is of special
These two locations are the first two Community
Safety Zones on Regional Roads:
Safety Zone signs are up now, the police will be doing an educational campaign from
Sept. 3 to 15, followed by enforcement starting the week of Sept. 16, 2019. Community
Safety Zones let motorists know they are within a zone where the Highway
Traffic Act has been modified to double the legislated penalty provisions for
- St. David's Public School on Regional Rd. 81 (York Rd.) from Queenston Rd.
to Concession 3 Rd. in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Twenty Valley Public School on Regional Rd. 24 (Victoria Ave.) from
Frederick Ave. to Regional Rd. 81 (King St.) in the Town of Lincoln
Safety Zone signs are posted at the limits of the zone with "Begins"
and "Ends" tabs, clearly defining the legal limits of the zone. The
rules of the road do not change within the zone, only the penalties for
violations are increased.
selection includes locations which have safety concerns or complaints near
sensitive areas such as schools, retirement homes and daycares. The following
items help to prioritize site location selections:
Niagara Region is implementing these first two Community
Safety Zone locations (which were approved by Niagara Regional Council in July,
2019) beginning Sept. 2019. Regional staff will report back to Council at the
end of 2019 with recommendations on possible additional locations for Community
Safety Zones on Regional Roads throughout Niagara.
- Number of safety and
speeding complaints at location
- Percentage of students and
families walking to and from school
- Speeding study results and
number of violations
- Collision history
Niagara Region is working in partnership on Community Safety Zones with
Niagara Student Transportation Services, District School Board of Niagara,
Niagara Region Public Health and Niagara Regional Police Services.
905-980-6000 ext. 3215
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