Any request for a new School Crossing Patrol (SCP) must come from the Head Teacher of the school and and have the support of the local elected Member.
Once a request is received, the crossing site will be checked using rules set out by Road Safety GB (opens in a new window).
These rules include:
- passing a risk assessment
- meeting a pedestrian and vehicle count
- other following factors may also be taken into account
- ability to see clearly
- speed of traffic
- accident data
- traffic flow
- age of pedestrians
School Crossing Patrols will not be given to areas where there is already a crossing, in traffic calmed areas or on roads where speeds are faster than 35mph.