I am pleased to advise that the new Puffin crossing on South Road, Sully, has been commissioned and is now operational. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could advise parents, guardians and students of the following:
* These lights have two sensors on top of the traffic lights (PCD pedestrian crossing detector and PKD pedestrian kerb detector). These sensors detect if pedestrians are crossing slowly and can hold the Red traffic light longer if needed. If a pedestrian presses the button but then walks off, the PCD will cancel the request making the lights more efficient upon pushing the button:
* If the road is clear of traffic or there is traffic approaching in the distance, out of the sensors path, then the lights will instantly change to a Green man * At all other times it can take up to a maximum of 30 sec to change to a Green man. * Road Safety GB School Crossing Patrol Guidelines state that it is unnecessary for School
Crossing Patrol Officers (SCP’s) to work on Pelican, Puffin or Toucan crossings as they are, by definition, safer crossing facilities. However, as this is a new light-controlled crossing, the SCP officer will be on site this afternoon and Monday and Tuesday (5&6 February) next week just to ensure that children and parents use the facility correctly and will then be relocated.