News Release

September 3, 2018

City of Toronto Vision Zero programming enhances safety for students heading back to class

The City of Toronto Vision Zero Road Safety Plan includes several initiatives that support the safety, education and wellbeing of all students as they head back to school Tuesday morning.

"Returning to the classroom is an exciting time for many students and families in Toronto. Ensuring the safety of all pedestrians, especially children and students as they travel to and from school, must be everyone's priority," said Mayor John Tory. "Please be alert. If you're driving then please slow down, stay focused and watch for children – especially in and around school zones."

As students make their way back to class, the Vision Zero back to school road safety initiative encourages all road users to maintain awareness of their surroundings, be aware of other road users at all times, and take steps to remain focused when driving, walking or cycling. The initiative is delivered in partnership with organizations that include Toronto Public Health, Green Communities Canada, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Police Service (TPS), The Hospital for Sick Children and Bloomberg Philanthropies' Partnership for Healthy Cities.

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