Washington -- Since 1920, the AAA School Safety Patrol Program has been instrumental in helping students get to and from school safely.
The largest safety program in the world, the AAA School Safety Patrol Program has 635,000 Patrollers in 33,500 schools nationwide. The program has been praised by education and safety groups around the world for reducing injuries and fatalities among school children ages five to 14.
"The AAA School Safety Patrol Program relies on student volunteers to assist their classmates at crossings, carpool areas and bus loading and unloading zones," AAA Traffic Safety Advocacy Project Manager Rhonda Shah, said. "Patrollers receive comprehensive training in the fundamentals of traffic safety, working in many cases with local law enforcement. They do not direct traffic, but they help students understand when it is safe to enter roadways," Shah said.
Schools interested in beginning or expanding an AAA School Safety Patrol Program can find more information at www.SchoolSafety-Patrol.AAA.com.