CAA School Safety Patrollers and Windsor Police Service get set to give
parents a lesson on school zone safety at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic
School

THORNHILL, ON, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - On Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8 a.m., CAA and the Windsor Police Service will be partnering to celebrate the City of Windsor's, School Patroller Appreciation Proclamation, with a safety spot check targeting drivers who risk the lives of young people with dangerous behaviour near school zones.

In lieu of issuing a ticket, offenders will get a warning and spot check notice from the young patrollers who keep their school zone safe every day. Some of the infractions they will be looking for include parking in a no-parking zone, blocking school buses, speeding, jay-walking and standing in a no-standing zone.

According to Windsor Police Service there have been six pedestrian collisions in Windsor this year including two fatalities. The leading cause of death among children 5-14 years of age is motor vehicle traffic collisions, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

"In today's fast-paced society, children are exposed to dangerous traffic situations that increase their risk of being involved in a collision," said CAA spokesperson Edyta Zdancewicz. "Without realizing it, parents can add to those dangers."

Mayor Eddie Francis will also be in attendance on behalf of the City of Windsor to declare this week School Safety Patrol week. "The School Safety Patrol program makes a big impact on children's safety around school zones in Windsor," said Mayor Francis. "These children are truly safety ambassadors that everyone should be proud of."

    
    Who:    CAA, School Safety Patrollers, Windsor Police Service and City of
            Windsor

    When:   Fri., Oct. 23, 2009
            8 am

    Where:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
            1400 Cousineau Rd.
            Windsor, On
    

For more information about CAA South Central Ontario, visit www.caasco.com. CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in Ontario and 5 million members in Canada.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Edyta Zdancewicz, Media and PR Public and Government Affairs, 60 Commerce Valley, Drive East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P9, ez2@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930; Follow CAA on twitter @caasco


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