Road Safety Patrol programs exist in schools throughout the world. In addition to providing safe passage for their fellow students, those who participate in the Road Safety Patrol develop leadership quality and a sense of social responsibility.
Primary Functions The primary functions of a Road Safety Patrol are described as below :
“To instruct, direct, and control students in crossing the roadways at or near schools; and to assist teachers and parents in the instruction of school children in safe pedestrian practices at all times and places.”
Patrollers guide children and prevent them from entering traffic when it is unsafe to do so. Patrollers should not be charged with the responsibility of directing vehicular traffic, nor should they be allowed to. Therefore, they do not need to be recognized by city bylaw dealing with the control of vehicular traffic.