When the weather turns colder, more students are being driven to school. The City would like to remind drivers about the importance of “No Parking” and “No Stopping” zones as well as parking bylaws used for the safety of students. Drivers are asked to please obey signs when dropping off or picking up children from school.
“No Parking” and “No Stopping” zones ensure that drivers passing the school can clearly see anyone crossing the street.
“No Stopping” zones are created to address safety and avoid congestion. Stopping, even for a moment, to pick up or drop off passengers is prohibited.
Parking is prohibited in “No Parking” zones, even when the vehicle is occupied, unless you are actively engaged in the loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers. Drivers are NOT allowed to wait for their passengers while in a “No Parking” zone.
Other parking bylaws to remember in school zones to keep our children safe:
- Keep “school bus” zones clear,
- Leave 10 metres between your car and any marked crosswalk or intersection unless otherwise indicated by a sign or pavement marking,
- Avoid double-parking, and
- Stay back at least 1 metre from driveways and alley entrances/exits. Do not block driveways.
- These bylaws are enforced by Saskatoon Police Services and City Parking Enforcement and may result in a fine. While not enforceable, drivers should also turn the ignition off when parked in the winter because the exhaust may affect visibility for pedestrians and drivers.