School safety patrollers: The champions of safety are back to give everyone a lesson on back-to-school safety

    THORNHILL, ON, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - School's open and that means thousands of
school safety patrollers wearing electric lime green vests will be a familiar
sight around school zones.
    In Canada, more than 100,000 of these champions of safety volunteer their
time to ensure that their fellow students make the daily trip to and from
school each day safely. Aged 10 to 14, the patrollers assist students at
intersections, crosswalks and school driveways and while boarding and
disembarking buses. In South Central Ontario alone there are 25,000 school
safety patrollers.
    Several CAA School Safety patrollers with their school bus (provided by
First Student transportation) will be with the Ontario Provincial Police at
Yorkdale Mall on September 4 in the morning offering media a few basic lessons
on back-to-school traffic safety. We will be located at the North East parking
lot starting at 6 AM.

    What:   Back-to-school event - school safety lessons

    Who:    CAA and School Safety Patrollers along with OPP

    When:   Fri., Sept 4, 2009
            6 am - Noon

    Where:  Yorkdale Mall (North East parking lot)

    For more information about CAA South Central Ontario, visit 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.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Edyta Zdancewicz, Media and PR
Specialist, 60 Commerce Valley Drive East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P9,, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930; Follow CAA on
twitter @caasco for regular updates on wait times and other news and

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