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. NJ Safe Routes to School compiles resources and tools to support school crossing guards and assist traffic safety officers.
New Jersey Crossing Guard Training Program: Check here for information on crossing guard training sessions conducted throughout New Jersey or to find more resources if you already attended crossing guard training.
Crossing Guard Resources:
NJ Crossing Guard Training Manual – full version (PDF)
Model Municipal Crossing Guard Policy (PDF) – Developed as a guide for NJ 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.
“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.
Federal Standards for Crossing Guards – Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2009 Edition