A crossing guard temporarily stops traffic to allow pedestrians to cross safely. The City of Brampton has over 190 school crossing guards for kindergarten to grade 5 children in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and Peel District School Board.
- Stop when the crossing guard has the stop sign in an upright position
- Stop when the guard is entering the roadway
- Remain stopped until the children and the crossing guard have safely cleared the roadway
- Under the Highway Traffic Act, a crossing guard’s stop sign has the same legal authority as a stop sign at an intersection. You could face a minimum $150 fine and three demerit points for not stopping.
For Brampton’s school crossing guard locations, click here.
Request a Guard / Report Safety Issues Around Schools
To request a guard or report safety issues around schools, contact Public Works at 311 or through our contact form
. The Brampton School Traffic Safety Council
will consider matters which relate directly to school safety concerns and pedestrian education, including the placement of school crossing guards.
Apply to Be a Crossing Guard
Do you want to apply to be a guard? A crossing guard must be sixteen years of age or older, must provide a medical record and must pass a criminal record search. Click here for further details.