Road safety teams across the eastern region are running a ‘Stop Means Stop’ campaign during November, targeting drivers who fail to stop for school crossing patrols (SCPs).
The participating authorities are concerned about the risk to SCPs, children and members of the public when drivers fail to stop or behave in an aggressive and intimidating manner.
During the campaign SCPs throughout the region will be wearing an additional high visibility vest to highlight to motorists the importance of remaining alert when travelling through patrolled areas, and for the need to stop when requested to do so.
The top five complaints from patrol staff are about drivers are:
• Failing to stop when instructed to do so.
• Driving around the patrol while they are in the road crossing children.
• Use of abusive and threatening language.
• Threatening the patrol with physical violence.
• Intimidating the patrol and children by revving engines and creeping forward.
For further information contact Mary Jarrett on 01473 265006 or Denise Langan on 01375 413386.