Back to school safety tips for students and motorists

Published: September 5, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.

Students will be returning to school the week of September 5, 2022. The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield is sharing the following safety tips with students and motorists.


  • Students should walk on sidewalks and use marked crosswalks wherever they are available. When there is no sidewalk, stay on the left-hand side of the road, so that you can see oncoming traffic.
  • Always look both ways before crossing any street. Make eye contact with drivers to ensure they have seen you, and wait for vehicles to stop.
  • When waiting for the school bus, stand back from the roadway until the bus has come to a complete stop, with its flashing red lights activated.
  • Be alert. Wearing headphones or walking and texting poses risks, as you may not be aware of nearby traffic.
  • Always respect traffic lights and wait for the walk signal and vehicles to stop before crossing the street.


  • Slow down and always respect the speed limit in school zones. School zones (30 km/h) are in effect Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., during designated school days. The school zones in Grand Bay-Westfield are on Woolastook Drive near Grand Bay Primary School and Nerepis Road near Westfield School.
  • Traffic in both directions must stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing. Wait until the bus driver has turned off the red lights before proceeding.
  • Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.
  • Always pay attention to crossing guards and school buses with their lights flashing.

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield extends best wishes to all students, for a happy and safe school year.

Town Contact Information

Phone: (506) 738-6400 (Option 3 for after-hours urgent matters)
609 River Valley Drive, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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