"AAA is proud to celebrate its School Safety Patrol program’s centennial anniversary. For more than 100 years, Patrollers around the world have provided school-aged children an extra sense of safety and security when going to and from school. The program and its more than 440 Lifesaving Award recipients have contributed to the steady decline of student pedestrian (ages 5–14) U.S. deaths—a 24% decrease since 2010.
Millions of boys and girls have honorably served their classmates since the AAA School Safety Patrol program began in the U.S. in 1920. Interest in the program has spread around the world; at least 30 other countries, including New Zealand, the Netherlands, England, Germany, and France, have emulated the AAA School Safety Patrol program. The experience is the same — a reduction in traffic death rates.
AAA clubs have proudly sponsored, promoted and aided AAA School Safety Patrol programs as a community service in the interest of safety for all schoolchildren. During its long and distinguished history, the AAA School Safety Patrol program has provided a safer pedestrian environment and a wide spectrum of educational opportunities for millions of children, and AAA has provided the means for the patrol to succeed.”
We are #PalmyraProud of our legions of former and current CSS Safety Patrollers! Here in our walking school district, we appreciate any assistance that can be provided to make walking to school as safe as possible. Our Safety Patrol Club is up early to be at their post with their Crossing Guard and they are out in all kinds of weather. Congratulations on continuing a proud tradition.