At CHS we have a crossing guard who assists our students and all Durham students in crossing White Chapel. Recently we have had problems with drivers not abiding by the law when it comes to our crossing guard.
Crossing guards and police officers are two of the very few that are able to stop and or direct traffic.
According to Texas Transportation Code Sec. 542.501 Obedience required to Police Officers and to School Crossing Guards.
A person may not willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order or direction of :
A Police Officer, or
a school crossing guard,
who is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk to stop and yield to a pedestrian.
Please comply with the direction of our crossing guard. While she is in the intersection with her STOP SIGN displayed, no one should proceed into or through the intersection. This includes turning right from the school onto southbound N. White Chapel.
You may not be able to see why she is stopping traffic.
Please respond with any questions and thanks for your cooperation and your avoidance of a citation.
Happy New Year.
SRO Allen Smith