Road safety - school crossing patrols
School crossing patrols are where children need to cross the road on their way to school (e.g. opposite a school or at major road junctions near a school) and where children may be in danger from traffic.
Devon County Council runs the School Crossing Patrol service and they escort around 4,000 children across busy roads every day.
Recently, children and parents have been introduced to another way of walking to school called the 'Walking Bus'. This involves a rota of volunteer adults acting as 'drivers' and 'conductors' of an escorted walk to school. Walking improves physical fitness and health and many more people could turn the 'school run' into a school walk.
For further information on the patrols visit School Crossing Patrols - Devon County Council.