School Crossings – How To Drive Through Them

January 29, 2018 at 7:02 PM

School crossings usually operate before and after school and can be recognised by the signs that are displayed near them.

The crossings also often have two school patrol members who’ll display a stop sign on each side of traffic whenever drivers are required to stop. The school patrol members will allow the children to cross once the traffic has stopped.

A school crossing that is at an existing pedestrian crossing will revert back to a normal pedestrian crossing during non-patrol hours.

Tips for driving through school crossings:

  • Identify the crossings early by looking out for signs.
  • Be on high alert when these crossings are operating as they can get very busy.
  • Watch out for buses and cars dropping off or picking up children.
  • Some crossings are also inside school zones that have speed limits. Stay within the limit.
  • Slow down and be ready to stop when approaching a crossing.
  • Stop behind the limit line if a school patrol member is extending a stop sign out onto the road and remain stationary until the sign is withdrawn.
  • Watch out for kids anywhere around the crossing as they could suddenly run out in front of you.

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