Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Crossing Patrol

Dear Parents and Carers,

As your School Crossing Patrol Officers, over the last year we have had a large number of worrying issues with drivers.  These events seem to happen on a weekly basis now and include drivers speeding, failing to stop, swerving to go around us instead of stopping, stopping on the yellow zigzags and even vehicles hitting the ‘lollipop’.  These cars are often carrying Signhills’ children.

Please remember that the speed limit around the schools is 20mph for a very good reason, and that the parking restrictions help keep you, your children and us safe.  Please also remember that it is the law that drivers must stop for crossing patrols.  Failure to stop for the crossing patrol can lead to prosecution and stopping on the zigzags can lead to a Penalty Charge Notice.

The fear that we feel when children are put in danger with these ‘near misses’ cannot be emphasised enough.  Please respect the work that we do to help keep the children and families of Signhills safe.  Stop for the ‘lollipop’ and tell everyone you know to do the same.

We would like to finish by saying a big thank you to those of you who always stop for us and particularly those parents who have come to check we are all okay when an incident has happened.

Your Crossing Patrols,

Mark and Liz