School Crossing Guard’s Only Request to Drivers

Guarding School Zones from Megan Hyde on Vimeo.

The Florida Department of Transportation says “the primary responsibility of adult school crossing guards is to help children cross the street in a safe and efficient manner as the children walk to and from school.”  The site also advises, “drivers should always avoid in-vehicle distractions and, of course, abide by the speed limit, especially in a school speed zone.”

In coverage this week, spoke with a two-year veteran, a mother herself, who is in the role of elementary school crossing guard.  Cheryl Beverly talks about her commitment to safety before anything. Beverly shows up twice a day to ensure students and pedestrians at the crosswalk of Forsyth Road and Dominion Avenue in Orlando, Fla reach their destination.