Results of CAA’s School Zone Safety Assessment at Regina’s St. Nicholas School and Plainsview School

Results of CAA’s School Zone Safety Assessment at Regina’s St. Nicholas School and Plainsview School

On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, a CAA School Zone Safety Assessment was conducted at two Regina elementary schools, St. Nicholas, 7651 Mapleford Blvd, and Plainsview, 7741 Mapleford Gate.

St. Nicholas   School-Bus

The assessment took place before school from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. and after school from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Staff from Regina Public and Regina Catholic School Divisions, Regina Police Service (RPS) Traffic Services, RPS School Resource Officers, and CAA Saskatchewan staff worked in teams to track risky behaviours of drivers and pedestrians in the two school zones.

Twyla West, spokesperson for Regina Catholic School Division, remarked "This school zone has also frequently been a construction zone, increasing the need for attention to safety. As the weather continues to reflect the changing calendar, kids are out playing and very excited, which sometimes impacts their attention. Slowing down and staying alert in school zones is important, and we’re grateful to drivers who are following all traffic rules."

"This is a rapidly growing community in the northwest of Regina,” says Terry Lazarou, Supervisor of Communications, Regina Public Schools. “With growth comes increased speeds, more cars, and a need for all road users to work together to help make school zones safer for students and other facility users. We are grateful to our partners at CAA, City of Regina, Regina Police Service, and Regina Catholic Schools for helping to bring attention to school zone safety."

“The CAA School Zone Safety Assessment is an online application (app) that tracks the identified risky behaviours and ultimately provides education and awareness about the importance of school zone safety,” said Angel Blair, CAA School Zone Safety Coordinator. The assessment tool is free of charge and can be booked through CAA. School or community staff must make themselves available for onsite tracking and can work with CAA to establish the risky behaviours to be tracked. The results are collected and given to the school community to share with staff, students, families, community partners, and decision makers regarding steps required to improve the safety in their school zones.

Plainsview-School    Sidewalk

CAA reminds motorists that we can work together to make our school zones safe by eliminating distracted driving, observing traffic laws, paying attention to ‘No Stopping’ and ‘No Parking’ signs, and driving according to the posted speed limit.

Drivers, please remember performing U-turns in school zones is illegal in some municipalities. At a stop sign please come to a complete stop and proceed when safe to do so.

It’s good safety practice for students to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, and THINK before crossing streets and busy intersections.

Students and families, please don’t run out in traffic or between parked cars, buses, or buildings, and remember to cross at crosswalks when you can or at a marked intersection. Never jaywalk.

The combined number of risky behaviours at both schools during the CAA School Zone Safety Assessment is 850. For detailed results visit

Learn more at and download the CAA Youth Safety booklet.

For more information contact: 
Angel Blair
Senior Communications Specialist
CAA School Zone Safety and CAA School Safety Patrol Coordinator
CAA Saskatchewan