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Weymouth school crossing patrol on the move
4:51pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in Latest
WORK is under way to relocate a school crossing patrol in Weymouth.
Dorset County Council is moving Buxton Road’s school crossing patrol to be closer to Cross Road after half-term.
The crossing patrol serves Holy Trinity Primary School.
Work is taking place to remove the dropped kerbs, tactile paving and safety railings from the existing crossing point outside White Cross flats and relocate them around 75m along Buxton Road towards White Cross Drive.
The more centralised crossing point aims to encourage more parents to use the school crossing patrol.
Rob Camp, senior road safety technician at the council, said: “There have been increasing concerns raised by Holy Trinity Primary School and parents about the safety of crossing Cross Road.
“Many parents already cross at this point on Buxton Road rather than walk further up to the crossing patrol.
“By relocating the existing crossing point, we will be providing a single crossing point for everyone wanting to cross Buxton Road during school times.
“Parents and children will also only have to cross one road as the new crossing will place pedestrians on the school side of Cross Road.
“I’d also like to remind drivers that, as stated in the Highway Code, they must stop when a ‘stop for children’ sign is displayed.”
A ‘school keep clear’ marking will also be introduced on Buxton Road near the entrance of Cross Road.
Parents are also being asked to park responsibly and avoid parking over dropped kerbs in the area.