A school zone safety sign is seen in this undated photograph.

Now that the school year has started, Milton is launching a new campaign to help students and drivers stay safe in crossing zones.

Milton’s school traffic safety campaign encourages drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to stay safe around school zones, school crossings and pedestrian crossover (PXO) locations.

“At this time of year, we expect to see more students walking and biking to and from school, said Heide Schlegl, the Manager of Traffic Engineering Services. “Whether you are driving, biking or walking, following the basic school zone traffic rules can prevent accidents from happening and keeps our community safe.”

The purpose of this campaign is to ensure residents understand school zone rules such as:

  • Posted No Stopping/No Parking signs.
  • Speed limits.
  • U-turn prohibitions.
  • Regulations related to crossing guards and PXO’s.

Milton’s Municipal Law Enforcement Unit will also be working closely with Halton Regional Police Service to actively enforce the regulations around parking and traffic activity within school zones.

“The high volume of traffic activity at this time of year can lead to serious collisions, especially around schools,” said Sergeant Paul Rudall of the Halton Regional Police Service. The Halton Regional Police Service is partnering with the Town of Milton to ensure that drivers, cyclists and pedestrians obey the rules while taking students to and from school.”

You can learn more about Milton’s traffic laws here.

Source: InHalton.com