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Gateshead Council are reminding motorists to obey the commands of school crossing patrol officers.

Reports of the numbers of drivers not stopping when the school crossing patrol officers raises their sign are increasing.

Not following the orders of school crossing patrol officers, or lollipop men and women means that both our employees are the children they are there to keep safe are in danger.

Every driver should remember that a raised stick at the side of the road means 'prepare to stop', and a school crossing patrol holding their stick with outstretched arms in the middle of the road means 'stop'; this has the same force as a red light.

Drivers failing to stick to the rules may be reported to the Police. Motorists may face a fine of of up to £1,000 and penalty points in their driving licences. 

Lollipop cartoon
21 December 2018

Gateshead Council are reminding motorists to obey the commands of school crossing patrol officers.

Reports of the numbers of drivers not stopping when the school crossing patrol officers raises their sign are increasing.

Not following the orders of school crossing patrol officers, or lollipop men and women means that both our employees are the children they are there to keep safe are in danger.

Every driver should remember that a raised stick at the side of the road means 'prepare to stop', and a school crossing patrol holding their stick with outstretched arms in the middle of the road means 'stop'; this has the same force as a red light.

Drivers failing to stick to the rules may be reported to the Police. Motorists may face a fine of of up to £1,000 and penalty points in their driving licences. 

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