Section 77 Patrolling school crossings
124.Sections 26 to 28 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 make provision enabling local authorities to make arrangements for patrolling places where children cross roads on their way to or from school, or from one part of a school to another between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. School crossing patrols have power to stop traffic to enable children to cross the road.
125.Subsection (2) amends section 26(1) of the 1984 Act by removing the restriction on the times when school crossing patrols may operate. Subsection (3) inserts a new subsection after section 26(1) of the 1984 Act. The new subsection (1A) gives local authorities the power to determine the times when school crossings are patrolled.
126.Subsection (4) amends section 28(1) of the 1984 Act by removing the restriction on the times when school crossing patrols have power to stop traffic. In addition, it gives school crossing patrols the power to stop traffic for any person who is crossing or seeking to cross the road.
Subsection (5) amends section 28(2)(a) of the 1984 Act so as to require a driver of a vehicle to stop, when required to do so by a school crossing patrol, for any person to cross the road.