Driving past rural school buses
Do you drive through rural communities on your commute or throughout your daily routine? You need to know a few important things to keep kids safe on rural roads.
20km/h around stopped school buses
You may be unaware that the speed limit past a stopped school bus is 20km/h. Failing to slow down to 20km/h when passing a stopped school bus puts children who use rural school buses directly at risk.
The speed limit in rural areas is often 80km/h - 100km so when drivers do not slow down to 20km when passing a school bus, little can be done to avoid an accident if a child appears behind a school bus.
Speed around rural schools
Traffic speed around schools is of concern to rural communities. The risk is greatest at times when pick-up and drop-off activities are combined with passing high-speed traffic.