Quick article on Canadian Driver points out the biggest risks to kids in school zones:
The biggest risk to children in school zones is still parents who make U-turns, stop in no-stopping zones, back up into crosswalks, roll through stop signs, ignore the school safety patrollers, speed, and let their children out on the driver’s side into oncoming traffic, the Foundation said. Most school zone speed limits are 30 km/h and are in effect weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
There’s a real truth in this one, as any parent in a pickup/drop-off zone will attest to.
Parents, take those extra couple of minutes and please just follow the rules – it costs you nothing and it could save the life of a child.