School Crossing Supervisors in Victoria
There are approximately 79 municipalities in Victoria, and each Council is responsible for the children’s crossings located in their area. The numbers of crossings vary from Council to Council. Currently the Greater City of Geelong and the City of Casey have the largest amount of crossings in Victoria. Both have in excess of 190 crossing locations and in excess of 200 supervisors each.
School Crossing Supervisors are effective at reducing crashes and injuries around a flagged crossing and they are recognised by the community. Most people refer to the School Crossing Supervisor affectionately as the “Lollypop People”.
In Road Rules – Victoria they are referred to as “Children’s Crossing Supervisors”.
Supervised School Crossings
Statistics show that supervised school crossings in Victoria have an excellent safety record. Most people are struck well away from a safety device (crossing). Some pedestrians are struck at signals when walking against a red traffic control signal, and some are struck from vehicles that are turning right.
Currently a “Children’s Crossing” is defined in Rule 80 of the Road Rules Victoria as an area of road:
(a) at a place with stop lines marked on the road, and:
(i) Children’s Crossing Flags; or
(b) indicated by:
(ii) 2 red and white posts erected on each side of the road; or
(iii) 2 parallel continuous or broken lines on the road surface from one side of the road completely or partly across the road; and
(c) extending across the road between the posts or lines