Scholar Patrol


  • When a scholar patrol is requested by a school, the traffic authority decides on the position and number of scholar patrol crossings in consultation with the school and provincial road safety component.
  • The province provides a registration form (SP1) of which sections A and B are completed by the principal, and section C by the traffic authority. The traffic authority then forwards the form to the province for registration onto a computerised database.
  • After registration copies of the registration form are sent to the traffic authority and the school. These must be safe-guarded for inspection as well as any queries regarding the operation of scholar patrols.
  • Implementation of a scholar patrol will not take place until training of the whole scholar patrol team has been completed, the relevant road markings are applied and pre-warning signs have been erected. On confirmation of this having been done, scholar patrol equipment will be issued to the school by the province.
  • Any changes to a crossing, that is, additions, cancellations and change in location are done by means of the SP3 form.