The Western Quebec School Board is proud to announce its eighth (8th) annual School Bus Transportation Safety Campaign which will take place from February 4th to February 15th, 2013. Although there are fewer and fewer accidents associated with school transportation, nothing should be taken for granted. The annual awareness campaign encourages the continued safety of our students.
We are the only English school board serving the Outaouais and the Abitibi-Temiscaming regions. More than 6,400 students are transported daily across our vast territory that covers an area of over 90, 000 square kilometers, including 155 municipalities, 25 schools and five adult education and vocational training centres.
This year, the campaign launch will take place at Jean-de-Brébeuf School, located at 360, boul. Lucerne, Gatineau (Hull sector), February 4th at 10:30 am.
The main goal of the safety campaign is to educate students in preschool and elementary levels about the importance of safe behaviour on board and around school buses. Moreover, in the context of the safety campaign, we encourage good driving habits, reminding drivers that they must take extra precautions in winter road conditions.
This campaign aims to educate and empower parents and drivers about the dangers and consequences of not respecting the basic safety rules in school zones, near schools and approaching a school bus on the road.