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Enforcement in SRTS is usually coordinated with local law enforcement to ensure that traffic laws are obeyed in the vicinity of schools (this includes enforcement of speeds, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks and proper walking and bicycling behaviors) and initiating community enforcement such as crossing guard programs and student safety patrols.

Photo of a student safety patrol crossing guard.

Many parents cite speeding cars or distracted drivers as primary concerns affecting whether or not they allow their child to walk or bicycle to school. Enforcement activities help increase compliance with traffic and parking laws, making the streets safer for all users. The Enforcement Program Matrix (PDF, 331 KB) gives an overview of successful enforcement activities schools have pursued as part of a SRTS program.