A Message from the North Grenville Police Services Board

As families prepare for students to go back to school, the North Grenville Police Services Board is reminding everyone to be safe as they travel to and from school – whether it be by active travel (walk or bike), car or by bus.

“Let’s ensure our kids get to and from school safely,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Motorists should be vigilant in watching for children who may be waiting for the bus on road shoulders, or walking or riding their bikes to school, particularly at road crossings.”

“Be prepared to stop for school buses when lights are flashing, and never pass a school bus,” added Deputy Mayor John Barclay and Chair of the Police Services Board. 

Safe Walking Route Maps: Walking or wheeling to school is a great way for kids to be active. It can also help reduce congestion in school parking lots.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Public Health Unit along with their active school travel partners developed safe walking route maps families can use. If it isn’t feasible to walk the entire way, consider parking a block or two away from the school and walk the rest of the way. 

A crossing guard is also located on the corner of Concession and Prescott Street before and after school. 

Safe Route School Maps are available on our website for the following schools:

– South Branch/Notre Dame / Rivière-Rideau 

– Holy Cross Catholic School

– Kemptville Public School

Community Safety Zone and School Zones

School Zone – A School Zone is an area within 150 metres on either side of a school which has a lower speed limit during school hours. 

Community Safety Zone – 

A Community Safety Zone is an area where public safety is of special concern, such as areas around schools. Community Safety Zones are clearly marked with road signs and are located along Country Road 44, Concession Road and Clothier Street. Fines are doubled if caught speeding in the area. 

Schools in North Grenville and the safety zone designation:

– Oxford on the Rideau Public School (50 Water St.) – School Zone with speed limit of 50 km/hr.

– Kemptville Public School (County Road 44) – Community Safety Zone with speed limit of 60 km/hr.

– South Branch Public School/ Rivière-Rideau/Académie Notre Dame (Concession Road) – Community Safety Zone with speed limit of 40 km/hr.

– North Grenville District High School (Concession Road) – Community Safety Zone with speed limit of 40 km/hr.

– Holy Cross Catholic School (Clothier Street) – Community Safety Zone with speed limit of 40 km/hr.

– St. Mike’s High School (County Road 43) – School zone with speed limit that changes during school hours from 60 km/hr to 40 km/hr.

Led by the North Grenville Police Services Board, the Road Safety public awareness campaign aims to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users. 

For more information on Road Safety in North Grenville visit: www.northgrenville.ca/roadsafety



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