School Warden CrossingAdvice for ChildrenChildren should assemble and wait on the footpath behind the warden.Remain on the path until the school warden gives instructions to ‘cross now’. When crossing, walk straight across in FRONT of the warden. Keep looking in both directions and listening for traffic when crossing. Never fool around at the crossing. Never follow the school warden onto the road while he/she is endeavoring to stop traffic. Never run across the road for fear of tripping and falling. Never cross while the school warden is returning to the footpath from the centre of the roadway.Advice for Drivers and other road users:All traffic including cyclist MUST stop and remain stopped while the school warden ‘STOP’ sign is displayed. It is an offence to do otherwise. Failure to stop for a school warden sign will incur penalty points: 1 point on fixed penalty, or 4 points on court conviction. Parking is prohibited in any position which obstructs the view of a school warden. At a number of schools in the County roadway markings are provided along the edge of the carriageway which consist of yellow zig – zag lines with the words ‘School – Keep – Clear’. It is prohibited by law to stop or park inside the marked zone. Because young children are unpredictable and sometimes act impulsively, extreme care, caution and consideration should be shown in the vicinity of all crossing points and schools. Do not reverse or carry out any turning manoeuvres in the vicinity of the school warden crossing or school entrance.Advice for Parents & Carers:When accompanying children to school set a good example by using the school warden services provided on the route. Remember your children will do as you do, not as you say. Discuss the crossing procedure with children. Assess your child’s ability to deal with roads, traffic and crossing facilities before allowing them to travel to school unaccompanied.