Enforcement & safety management

Thinking outside the box brings safe routes to students with disabilities

Hillside students walk to downtown Allegan because it serves as a classroom for them to practice life skills.

Introduction

The Hillside Learning and Behavior Center in the Allegan-area ESA School District serves 93 students with disabilities from seven local school districts.  Students range in age from pre-kindergarten to 26 years old.

Community support builds comprehensive SRTS program


The St. Thomas Aquinas SRTS team consists of parents, neighbors, teachers and administrators. 

Introduction

St. Thomas Aquinas School is located in an urban neighborhood approximately four miles north of downtown Indianapolis. It serves 221 students in kindergarten to 8th grade. Officials estimate that 85 percent of the students live within two miles of the school and could walk or bicycle to school if conditions were better. However, surveys taken prior to instituting an SRTS program showed that less than 15 percent of students walked or biked to school.

Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic

Communities initiate Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs for a variety of reasons. In an attempt to reduce the barriers for students to walk and bicycle to school, some programs focus on reducing traffic congestion and the number of cars around schools.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Teachers Guide

The Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teaches and encourages pedestrian safety for students grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. It is organized into five lessons: walking near traffic, crossing streets, crossing intersections, parking lot safety, and school bus safety. Each lesson builds upon previous set of skills learned.

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Pierre, South Dakota: Walk to School Day Event

Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Introduction

Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2003, the Jefferson Elementary Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) wanted to implement a program designed to encourage healthy behavior in the students. The PTA decided that yearly Walk to School Day events would be the best encouragement program for the students.

Enforcement: SRTS Guide

The main goal for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) enforcement strategies is to deter unsafe behaviors of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and to encourage all road users to obey traffic laws and share the road safely. Enforcement is one of the complementary strategies that SRTS programs use to enable more children to walk and bicycle to school safely. This chapter of the SRTS Guide describes the common unsafe behaviors often encountered near schools and the multiple approaches that communities use to improve these behaviors.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS

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Enforcement: Adult School Crossing Guard Guide

The Adult School Crossing Guard Guide outlines the role of the adult school crossing guard and the elements of a crossing guard program. Adult school crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school. They help children safely cross the street at key locations and remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS

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Enforcement: Role for Law Enforcement in SRTS

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that is aimed at increasing the number of children walking and bicycling to school, while also improving the safety of these activities. Law enforcement agencies can play a very important role in this program, working with engineers, teachers, health advocates and parents to improve student safety and encourage more physical activity. The purpose of this website is to give law enforcement more information about the program and how they can support local SRTS programs in their community.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS

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Presentation: SRTS: Improving Health, Safety and Transportation

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

School Travel Data Reports: Safe Routes to School Travel Data: A Look at Baseline Results

The Safe Routes to School Travel Data reports are national level reports based on Parent Survey questionnaires and Student Travel Tally forms submitted to the National Center by local SRTS programs throughout the country. These reports highlight key findings and provide information about student travel to/from school and parent attitudes about the school trip among elementary and middle schools that provided data.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS