The role of the adult school crossing guard is to provide children with a safe crossing of the roadway, and to model appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. New Jersey Safe Routes to School compiles resources and tools to support school crossing guards and to assist traffic safety officers. If you are a crossing guard or a crossing guard supervisor, continue to check back as new resources are added.
Crossing Guard Resources:
Model Municipal Crossing Guard Policy (PDF)
This model policy was developed as a guide for New Jersey municipalities seeking to adopt a School Crossing Guard Policy.
More Than Crossing Streets (PDF)
Training, policies and procedures for Crossing Guards in New Jersey based on results of research on the state of school crossing guard training and work conditions in New Jersey, and current best practices in use throughout the country.
“Stop and Stay Stopped” Law for Pedestrians
New Jersey legislation passed in April 2010 requires motorists to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within marked crosswalks.
New Jersey Department of Health, Adult School Crossing Guards
A webpage providing links to state resources:
- New Jersey Statutes
- Educational Outreach
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Training Resources
- Partners and Related Programs
Federal Standards for Crossing Guards
Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2009 Edition Chapter 7D. Crossing Supervision
Community Safety Leadership (pdf)
A public safety program for municipal leaders aimed at protecting children and crossing guards addressing:
- Traffic Calming in School Zones
- Increasing Public Awareness
- Medical Standards
- Suggestions for Reducing Accident Rates