Watch out for crossing patrols as school term starts

As schools re-open after the Christmas break, Hampshire County Council’s road safety team is reminding drivers to look out for school crossing patrols

Patrols across Hampshire

There are around 250 patrols across Hampshire, helping children cross roads on their way to and from school. Please remember to:

  • Look out for signs that warn of school crossing patrols near schools
  • Slow down and be prepared to stop
  • Remain patient while children and adults cross the road
  • Park with consideration, away from the crossing point and never on zig zag road markings
Drivers who don't stop

Drivers who don’t stop when signalled to do so by a School Crossing Patrol face a fine of up to £1,000 and three penalty points on their driving licence. They could also be disqualified from driving.

Please support school crossing patrols and remember that Stop means STOP.

School Crossing Patrol careers

If you are interested in carrying out this important role, please visit School Crossing Patrol careers to find out more.