Back to School 1: Crossing Guards

DriveSmartBC LogoThe crossing guard is taking on a big responsibility when it comes to helping our children cross busy highways and intersections on their way to and from school each day. Traffic is in a hurry, the children don't always pay the attention that they should and sometimes the road conditions are poor or visibility is not good. It is not a job to be taken lightly!

The system works well, except when someone disobeys.

Rights of way between vehicle and pedestrian

179 (4) A pedestrian, a cyclist, the operator of a regulated motorized personal mobility device or the driver of a motor vehicle must obey the instructions of an adult school crossing guard and of a school student acting as a member of a traffic patrol where the guards or students are

(a) provided under the School Act,

(b) authorized by the chief of police of the municipality as defined in section 36 (1),

(c) if located on treaty lands, authorized by the chief of the police force responsible for policing the treaty lands, or

(d) if located on Nisga'a Lands, authorized by the chief of the police force responsible for policing the Nisga'a Lands.

Failure to obey may result in a traffic ticket with a ticketed amount of $167.00 for all and 3 penalty points if you are a driver.

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