School Crossing Patrols (SCPs) are employed by us, primarily to help children cross the road safely on their way to and from school. Even where a School Crossing Patrol is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children's safety.
SCPs can help anyone cross the road, so long as they are at a designated site and working within approved times. Pedestrians are asked to follow these simple rules when crossing with a patrol:
Please give our SCPs consideration and assistance. They are there to help vulnerable pedestrians to use our roads safely. Please remember to:
It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1984 if you do not stop when signalled to do so by a School Crossing Patrol. We take the health and safety of our patrols very seriously. If you do not stop you will be reported to the Police. Possible penalties include:
Updated: 6 November 2014