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Reminder: Crossing Guards protect children

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The Norwalk Department of Police Service wishes to remind the public that Crossing Guards are stationed at crossings throughout the city. School Crossing Guards ensure that children from all around the city arrive and leave school safely. We ask that motorists pay special attention in and around school zones for our Crossing Guards. Officers will be monitoring the school crossings to ensure motorists are following the Crossing Guard’s directions. Below are the penalties for failing to do so.

14-300f Vehicles to stop for school crossing guard. Penalties. Issuance of warning or summons upon report of school crossing guard (a) The operator of a motor vehicle shall immediately bring the motor vehicle to a stop not less than ten feet from a location on any highway or private road where a school crossing guard is on duty when the school crossing guard specifically directs the operator to do so. Any motor vehicle so stopped for a school crossing guard shall not proceed until the school crossing guard specifically directs the operator to do so.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined four hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and, for each subsequent offense, not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

(c) Upon receipt of a written report from any school crossing guard specifying the license plate number, color and type of any motor vehicle observed by such school crossing guard violating any provision of subsection (a) of this section and the date, approximate time and location of such violation, a police officer may issue a written warning or summons to the owner of such vehicle.

 

Lt. Terrence Blake

Norwalk Department of Police Service Public Information Officer

Norwalk Police Tip Line: 203-854-3111

Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.

One comment

Steve Mann August 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

I’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to the crossing guard at Tierney and Strawberry Hill. I don’t know her name but she’s been there as long as I can remember. In torrential rain today, amidst the madness of two-way bumper to bumper traffic as Nathan Hale let out, she was out there in the middle of the street, putting her stop sign in motorists faces (literally) to make sure they stopped, totally unconcerned for her own safety and comfort. I offered to leave an umbrella with her, and she waved it off. I don’t think she even felt a drop. Whoever you are, thanks for what you do!!

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