Federal Standards for Crossing Guards — Link to the website for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2009 Edition.
New Jersey Department of Health, Adult School Crossing Guards — A webpage providing links to state resources.
“Stop and Stay Stopped” Law for Pedestrians:
New Jersey legislation passed in April 2010 requires motorists to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians crossing the roadway within marked crosswalks.
Crossing Guards and their Supervisors should be aware of the following New Jersey traffic regulations that support safer school crossings:
- Motorists must stop and remain stopped to allow pedestrians to cross the roadway within a marked crosswalk, when the pedestrian is upon, or within one lane of, the half of the roadway that the vehicle is traveling or turning.
- Motorists shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except when movement is being directed by police, traffic control signal or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county or State regulation and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead crossing is provided.
- Every intersection without a marked crosswalk is considered an unmarked crosswalk.
For more information about this law, please visit the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety website.
New Jersey Laws and Legislation about Crossing Guards (PDF) — This document includes laws and legislation concerning crossing guards and supporting crossing guards in the performance of their duties.
Community Safety Leadership Crossing Guard Manual (PDF) — The Community Safety Leadership Program gives elected officials information they need to deal with safety concerns.
Equipment Tip Sheet for Crossing Guard Supervisors (PDF): This tip sheet reviews crossing guard uniform and equipment that are:
- Best Practice
- Useful Additions
- Reminder about what should not be used at their post
The tip sheet also includes information regarding:
- NJ Statute on uniforms
- NJ Stop and Stay Stopped law
- FHWA/MUTCD standards for safety vests and STOP paddles