School Crossing On The Move In Weymouth
9:27am 20th February 2013
A school crossing patrol in Weymouth is being moved.
Dorset County Council are putting Buxton Road's school crossing closer to Cross Road after the school holidays.
They hope making it more centralised will encourage more parents to use it.
Rob Camp, senior road safety technician at Dorset County 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.