Building a Safe School Zone Environment: a Step-by-Step Guide


Millions of students throughout the U.S. attend school every year — which makes protecting students in school zones of the utmost importance. Discover how to assess and enhance school zone safety in your community by leveraging solutions that fit your school’s budget and unique needs.  

Learn about:

  • The importance of school zone safety
  • Why school zone collisions occur
  • How to select the optimal solutions
  • Enhancing school zone safety
  • And more


With so many students traveling to and from school each day, school officials and transportation professionals have a responsibility to protect students, as well as teachers, staff and parents, in school zones.

However, schools often lack the countermeasures necessary to effectively protect students — whether through minimal measures or none at all.

Building a Safe School Zone Environment: A Step-by-Step Guide is designed to help school and transportation officials understand the unique needs of their school zones and identify the right solutions to elevate safety.

Only 56% of middle schools have traffic lights or crosswalk systems in their school zones (Safe Kids Worldwide).


As an industry-leading innovator, TAPCO manufactures, services and distributes a wide portfolio of traffic and parking safety solutions designed to increase safe travels for all.

Since 1956, we have set the standard for delivering reliable, cutting-edge traffic safety enhancements. From our world-renowned line of LED-enhanced BlinkerSign® solutions to our pedestrian crossing products and early detection warning systems, safety is at the heart of all TAPCO innovations.

Working alongside traffic professionals for more than 60 years gives our team an exclusive perspective on the past, present and future needs of the traffic and parking safety industry.

Our industry experts and technical engineering team have the ability to customize any solution and quickly resolve complex problems.

Quality is ingrained in every process at TAPCO. We have a responsibility to serve you and your community with quality, long-last products that save lives.

We strive to create new, innovative solutions that help move the traffic industry forward and increase safe travels for all.

From designing, manufacturing and installing, we take pride in providing our customers with a turnkey traffic safety experience.