What does a Crossing Guard do?
Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
- Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
- Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
- Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
- Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults.
- Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials.
- Record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals, and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
- Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
- Learn the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas.
- Stop speeding vehicles to warn drivers of traffic laws.
- Distribute traffic control signs and markers at designated points.
- Discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with superiors.
- Inform drivers of detour routes through construction sites.