Improving School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zones

In most communities, perhaps including yours: More children are hit by cars near school than at any other location.Too many cars are being driven near schools.To help change this pattern, consider some of these low-cost and easy-to-implement measures. Schools, parents and local governments can undertake these actions. Develop drop-off and pick-up rules: Create and update writ ten drop-off and pick-up procedures. Give them to parents at the start of each school term and periodically through the year. Conduct regular traffic safety training: Have school personnel, police and volunteers periodically monitor drop-off and pick-up conditions and provide instruction to drivers. (Feel free to use or adapt Walk to School Headquarters' "Letter to parents and drivers," located on our website.) Encourage carpooling: Promote carpooling and consider providing incentives to carpool vehicles.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters