School Safety Patrol (Ages 5-12)

Become a volunteer and ensure the safety of your schoolmates.

For more information on how to implement the school safety patrol program at your school, contact CAA-Québec's road safety department:

1-800-463-7232 (Québec: 418-624-2424), extension 2267 This link opens your default email software.

Recruiting young patrollers

Young patrollers are recruited from the 6th grade and trained on safe practices by the person in charge at their school. Patrollers are like the big brothers and sisters of the other school children.

Schools can create up to 3 types of safety patroller:

  • pedestrian safety patrollers
  • school bus safety patrollers
  • school patrollers

The concept of the school safety patrol was developed in the 1920s by CAA-Québec. The patrol then continued its mission in Québec elementary schools in partnership with the SAAQ.

Thousands of young volunteer students are trained to ensure the safety of their classmates! Youngsters between 5 and 12 years of age are vulnerable because they have difficulty assessing the speed and distance of vehicles.

Goal of the school safety patrol

The safety patrol program aims to encourage school children to exercise caution… on the road, in the school yard or around school, or when riding the school bus.

Last update: January 11, 2021