Drivers and cyclists can help to keep children and other pedestrians safe by being aware of school crossing areas and obeying the crossing guards. New in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2016, all vehicles and cyclists are required by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to stop and wait until children and crossing guards have cleared the entire roadway at school crossings.
The City of Burlington has 120 school crossing guards and is currently looking for guards in the area of Palmer Drive. Positions for spare crossing guards are also available. For more information about how to become a school crossing guard, visit www.burlington.ca/crossingguard, call 905-335-0172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.