Types Of Scholar Patrol

Type A: Single Lane Block Pedestrian Crossing

Type B: Multi Lane Block Pedestrian Crossing (Multi-Lane Road Divided By A Traffic Island With Two Or More Lanes In Both Directions).

Type C: Traffic Light Controlled Pedestrian Crossing

Type D: Intersection Controlled By Traffic Lights Or Stop Signs (One Street Crossing).

Type E: Intersection Controlled By Traffic Lights Or Stop Signs (Two Adjacent Crossings).

Type F: Intersection Controlled By Traffic Lights Or Stop Signs (Two Non-Adjacent, Three Or Four Crossings).

Type G: Open Crossing (Non Surfaced Roads, Provincial And Rural Roads Where Engineering Infrastructure Is Absent And Surfaced Roads Where Speeds Are In Excess Of 80 Kph).

Type H: Multi Lane Crossing (No Island Or Space Between Lanes)

Type A

Positioning of The Team

The team members position themselves as follows at this type of crossing : the captain and two members at the side from which the crossing is done, and the other member, together with the leader, at the opposite side of the street.

Procedure

Once the leader has made sure that there is a big enough gap in the flow of traffic, the members respond as follows to the whistle :

Whistle 1

Stop sign boards are fanned out to stop the traffic, but pedestrians are not yet allowed to cross the road (the pedestrians should be prevented from crossing by a team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street).

Whistle 2

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

Whistle 3

Member opposite leader lifts arm to stop pedestrian flow. When crossing is clear, the leader blocks crossing (now empty).

Whistle 4

Close the crossing by swinging the stop sign boards back into position.

Type B

POSITIONING OF THE TEAMS

The teams take up position as follows for this type of crossing:

Team 01:

The captain and two members on the side from which the crossing is to be made (sidewalk) and one member and the leader on the island (facing oncoming pedestrians).

Team 02:

Two members on the island, and one member and the second leader on the sidewalk, towards which the crossing is being made.

PROCEDURE

Where the island is wide enough to accommodate the pedestrians safely, they should cross the double road in two phases. (Phase 1 : from the sidewalk to the island, Phase 2: from the island to the other sidewalk). The two leaders function independently from each other. Where the island is narrow, the leader on the sidewalk controls the crossing. The pedestrians therefore cross the double road in one phase. Only one captain is on duty.

Whistle 1:

Stop sign boards are fanned out to stop the traffic, but pedestrians are not yet allowed to cross the road (the pedestrians should be prevented from crossing by a team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street).

Whistle 2:

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

Whistle 3:

Member opposite leader lifts arm to stop pedestrian flow. When crossing is clear, the leader blocks crossing (now empty).

Whistle 4:

Close the crossing by swinging the stop sign boards back into position.

Type C

Positioning of The Team

The captain and team member take up position on the side from which pedestrians wish to cross and the leader takes up position on the opposite side.

Procedure

In some cases the leader will actually control the phases of the traffic light through the use of a key. In most cases the leader will activate a time-delay button on the pole.

The pedestrians are prevented from crossing by the team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street.

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

The member opposite the leader lifts an arm to stop pedestrian flow. This is done in time with the changing of the pedestrian light. When crossing is clear, leader blocks crossing (now empty).

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only use the crossing when the traffic light is in their favour (no stop boards are used).

Type D

Positioning of The Teams

The member takes up position on the side of the street from which the pedestrians wish to cross. The leader takes up position on the opposite side. The captain is free to roam and offer assistance as needed.

Procedure

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only enter the crossing when the traffic light is in their favour. In the case of a crossing regulated by stop signs, the traffic situation should be of such a nature that the crossing could be attempted safely.

The pedestrians are prevented from crossing by the team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street.

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

The member opposite the leader lifts an arm to stop pedestrian flow. This is done in time with the changing of the pedestrian light. When crossing is clear, leader blocks crossing (now empty).

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only use the crossing when it is safe to do so (no stop boards are to be used).

Type E

Positioning of The Teams

The leader at all times assumes a position on the street corner nearest the school, while the members man the opposite street corners. The Captain is free to roam and assist the members where necessary.

Procedure

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only enter the crossing when the traffic light is in their favour. In the case of a crossing regulated by stop signs, the traffic situation should be of such a nature that the crossing could be attempted safely.

The pedestrians are prevented from crossing by the team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street.

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

The member opposite the leader lifts an arm to stop pedestrian flow. This is done in time with the changing of the pedestrian light. When crossing is clear, leader blocks crossing (now empty).

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only use the crossing when it is safe to do so (no stop boards are to be used).

Type F

Positioning of The Teams

Each of the four street corners should be manned by either the leader or a member depending on circumstances. Leaders must always face oncoming pedestrians. The captain is free to roam and offer assistance where necessary.

Procedure

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only enter the crossing when the traffic light is in their favour. In the case of a crossing regulated by stop signs, the traffic situation should be of such a nature that the crossing could be attempted safely.

The pedestrians are prevented from crossing by the team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street.

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

The member opposite the leader lifts an arm to stop pedestrian flow. This is done in time with the changing of the pedestrian light. When crossing is clear, leader blocks crossing (now empty).

The team sees to it that the pedestrians only use the crossing when it is safe to do so (no stop boards are to be used).

Type G

Positioning of The Teams

The team members position themselves as follows at this type of crossing : the captain and two members at the side from which the crossing is done, and the other member, together with the leader, at the opposite side of the street.

Procedure

Pedestrians are prevented from crossing by the team members on the one side of the street and the leader and member on the opposite side of the street. Once the leader has made sure that there is a big enough gap in the flow of traffic, the members respond as follows to the whistle of the leader:

Whistle 1:

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given. Members drop their arms and pedestrians cross.

Whistle 2:

Members opposite leader lift their arms to stop pedestrian flow. When crossing is clear, leader and member block crossing (now empty).

Pupils must be taught to cross the road between the scholar patrol members only.

Special training must be given to scholar patrol members especially the leader with regard to depth perception.

Type H

Positioning of The Teams

The team members position themselves as follows at this type of crossing : the captain and two members at the side from which the crossing is done, and the other member, together with the leader, at the opposite side of the street.

Procedure

Once the leader has made sure that there is a big enough gap in the flow of traffic, the members respond as follows to the whistle:

Whistle 1:

Stop sign boards are fanned out to stop the traffic, but pedestrians are not yet allowed to cross the road (the pedestrians should be prevented from crossing by a team member on the one side of the street and the leader on the opposite side of the street).

Whistle 2:

Once the leader has ensured that the traffic situation is safe, the order for pedestrians to cross can be given.

Whistle 3:

Member opposite leader lifts arm to stop pedestrian flow. When crossing is clear, leader blocks crossing (now empty).

Whistle 4:

Close the crossing by swinging the stop sign boards back into position.