The Alberta RCMP is reminding everyone that safety is a shared responsibility during back to school.
Drivers should familiarize themselves with school zones and the times they are in effect.
Students should stay alert, walk on sidewalks, or facing on-coming traffic and cross streets at marked crosswalks or controlled intersections.
If students are riding a skateboard, scooter or roller-blading to school, ensure that safety gear is being worn.
In Alberta, youth under the age of 18 years, must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle at all times.
Parents should show their children a safe route to follow to and from school and discourage taking shortcuts through parking lots.
Drivers are also reminded that when a school bus activates flashing red lights, it is illegal to pass as long as the lights are still activated.