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Operating Procedure at Crossings Where School Safety Patrols Are Stationed.   

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(a) At Crossings Controlled by a Police Officer or a Crossing Guard. At crossings where traffic is controlled by a police officer or crossing guard, the safety patrol will direct the crossing of the students in conformity with the signal of the police officer or crossing guard.

(b) At Crossings With Automatic Signals. Patrol members shall hold the students off the roadway until the signals allow them to cross safely. The patrol members should allow only the immediate group to cross. All latecomers should wait for the next cycle.

(c) At Crossings With No Automatic or Pedestrian Signals.

(1) The patrol members shall be so posted as to be clearly visible to approaching traffic. They shall stay out of the moving stream of traffic and where there are parked cars obstructing their view, they shall be posted no farther in the roadway than the outer edge of the parked cars.

(2) Patrol members shall not permit students to enter the roadway until it appears it is safe for them to cross.

(3) When it appears it is safe for them to cross, the patrol members shall direct the students to cross the roadway in a group.

(4) When the students are safely across the roadway, the patrol members shall change the signs so that the normal traffic may proceed and so that the students may be held off the roadway.

(d) At Crossings Where There Are No Automatic Signals and the Roadway Is Designed for More Than Two Lanes of Moving Traffic. There shall be at least two patrol members. One shall operate as described in section (c) above. The other patrol member shall operate in uniformity similarly on the opposite side of the roadway and give attention to traffic approaching on that side. He shall assist the group of students to reach that side of the roadway safely.

(e) At Crossings Where There Are Pedestrian-operated Signals.

(1) Patrol members shall have the responsibility for the operation of the pedestrians' signals during the hours on duty specified in Section 573.

(2) When there is a break in the traffic stream the patrol member shall activate the signal.

(3) Patrol members shall hold the students off the roadway until the signals allow them to cross. The patrol members shall allow only the immediate group to cross. Latecomers should wait for the next cycle.

(f) Pedestrian Tunnels or Overpasses. Patrol members shall be stationed on each side of the roadway so that the protection provided shall be used.

(g) Loading on Streetcars. Patrol members shall hold the students off the roadway until the streetcar or other conveyance which is to be loaded in the roadway has arrived at the loading station and has stopped. The patrol members will then allow the students to cross the roadway to the public conveyance, provided their crossing is not in conflict with a traffic signal, or the direction of a police officer or crossing guard.