School Safety Programs

School PSA shoot
2017 School Bus Safety PSA Filming

AAA Hudson Valley is dedicated to helping children learn important safety habits including car and bicycle safety. We've developed programs exclusively for school-age children.

Otto Presentations

Otto is a lively, animated traffic safety robot designed to help children learn, remember and practice important traffic safety habits. Otto will teach children about seat belt use, crossing the street safely, playing away from traffic, "stranger danger" and the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

Schools and child care facilities may request an Otto presentation by emailing or calling 426-1000 ext. 2442.

School CrossingAAA School Safety Patrol Program

AAA Hudson Valley provides most School Safety Patrol materials free of charge to schools in our service area. This includes supervisor materials, student training materials and recognition items.

Schools may request information or Safety Patrol supplies by contacting our Traffic Safety team at 518-426-1000 ext. 2442 or email us at

Poster Contest2018-2019 Poster Contest Entry Info

Each year we educate young people about traffic safety while letting them express their creativity. Every entry receives a token of appreciation. Winners receive Visa® Gift Cards! Entrance application and contest info found below.

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2018 Club Award Eliana Bieneman
2018 Club Award Eliana Bieneman

2017-2018 Traffic Safety Poster Contest Winners

See this year's winning posters now!

Thanks to all the students who participated in this year's Traffic Safety Poster Contest.

School Bus Driver Awards

AAA Hudson Valley is pleased to honor exceptional school bus drivers. Thank you to these and all drivers for transporting our children safely. Each Safe Bus Driver Award winner receives a plaque and a one-year free membership at AAA Hudson Valley.

2018 Outstanding Bus Driver Honorees & Supervisors
2018 Outstanding Bus Driver Honorees & Supervisors

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Recipients

2018 School Bus Driver Awards

Robin Pierce
Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD

Amy Santandrea, Director

Michael Bodi
East Greenbush CSD

MaryAnn Belmont, Supervisor

Christine Foote
Ichabod Crane CSD

Daniel Doyle, Supervisor

Steve Alger
North Colonie CSD

Claudine Beck, Asst. Director
John Myers, Director

Faith (Sunny) Collition
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD

Jennifer Houck, Director

Joseph Wygel
South Colonie CSD

Peter Tunny, Director

MaryKate Izzo
Stillwater CSD

Chris Nelson, Director

For more information, contact the AAA Hudson Valley Traffic Safety Team at 518-426-1000 ext. 2442.