Adult school crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school. They help children safely cross the street at key locations. They also remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians. While the primary role of an adult school crossing guard is to guide children safely across the street, children also remain responsible for their own safety. In this manner, a guard plays another key function — a role model helping children develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely at all times. Please respect our guards. They are, after all, looking after our children.
A crossing guard does not have authority to direct traffic, however, running a crossing guard’s stop sign is an enforceable offense. Cars should stop no less than 10 feet but no more than 30 feet from the crossing guard. The crossing guard has the authority to report license plate numbers of offenders to the police department.
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