Welcome to Bedford Borough Council

 
Our Services A - Z :
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
 

Stop Means Stop

Bedford Borough Council is currently running a ‘STOP MEANS STOP’ campaign aimed at reminding drivers of their duty to stop for school crossing patrols. To promote the campaign and answer any questions the public may have, a team of School Crossing Patrol Officers will be present at Tesco’s on Monday 17th October from 12:00 – 14:00 and Bedford Market, from 09:30 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 14:00 on Wednesday 19th October.

 

The campaign serves to outline the importance of school crossing patrols and ensuring that motorists carry out their journeys in a responsible manner for the protection of all. Although the majority of drivers respect the work carried out by the patrols, there is still a small but significant number who ignore the law, abuse the service and put the lives of children and the patrols at risk.

 

A common misconception is that the School Crossing Patrol Service is only there to cross children. The Transport Act (2000) permits a School Crossing Patrol Officer to stop traffic and cross any pedestrian that wishes to cross. Motorists should also be aware that the service has the same legal authority to stop traffic, at their designated sites, as Police officers. Failure to stop can result in a minimum of 3 points on an individual’s licence / a fine of up to £1,000, or both.

 

The ‘Stop Means Stop’ campaign has been running throughout October at various locations in the borough. For more information on this topic, contact Bedford Borough Council’s Road Risk Advisory Team on 01234 228336.

Don't Miss

Borough Hall Exterior

This website provides information on the services delivered by Bedford Borough Council.

 


Stay Connected
Sign up for email alerts!