Crossing supervisors to increase safety
A School Crossing Supervisor program is being introduced in the ACT to increase safety for children around schools.
Crossing supervisors assist children to cross roads safely by directing traffic with a stop sign and providing instructions to pedestrians. They will also help to improve traffic flow around some of the busiest crossings.
Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris, announced that 20 crossings will receive a supervisor as part of the program. The 20 crossings potentially benefit 23 schools, with three co-located sites receiving a supervisor.
The program focuses on crossings used by infant, primary school or special needs children and will include a mix of Government, Catholic and Independent schools when the program commences in 2018.
More information, including a list of the 20 crossings, is available on the School Crossing Supervisor program webpage.