Public Service Announcement
Information for the Public
Back to School Safety
Release Date: September 4, 2018
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is reminding residents to exercise extra precautions as the 2018 / 2019 School year begins. Motorist and Pedestrians should follow the below-recommended safety precautions. We all have a role to play.
Whenever possible use backpacks and outerwear with bright and reflective colors and materials.
Parents / Guardians should educate children on the proper use of crosswalks. Use a marked crosswalk whenever possible and wait for traffic to stop completely before crossing the street. Likewise; Motorists are reminded to be vigilant at all marked crosswalks and ensure pedestrians have safely crossed the street before proceeding and to obey all marked speed zones, in particular, school zones.
Motorists are reminded it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped with its stop sign extended and lights flashing. This includes all lanes in both same and opposite directions of the roadway. The penalties for passing a school bus are six demerit points and up to $1200 in fines.
The Mayor, Council, and Staff of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay wish all Students and Teachers a safe and happy school year.