Traffic Congestion Policy
Student and Teacher Guide
Installation of School Council Traffic Policy to Stream Student Progress in the Corridors and Outside Classes
order to combat the school’s traffic congestion issues, a policy has been established to filter student movement in
the corridors, reducing obstruction and creating optimum travel in order that students may efficiently progress between lessons.
This policy should reduce late attendance and student injury. It will also aid in creating better temperaments for students
by reducing the strain of corridor diffusion.
is vitally important that all members of the school community read this policy thoroughly before attempting to use the school
corridors for transportation in the future, as otherwise they may misuse these and result in reprimand and/or accident. This
policy is the guide to new corridor regulations and requires careful attention.
sections below lay out the policy as it currently stands, though it is possible some minor alterations may occur after the
launch of the policy, when the traffic congestion issue is reviewed. The school student council welcomes any suggestions for
addition to the policy, or alterations to the policy as it already exists.
Double yellow lines will be drawn around the perimeters
of corridors, except at access points, where parking will be prohibited. Fine for parking could include £5.00 fee, detention
or temporary confiscation of corridor licence. Repeated failure to obey the corridor travel policy could result in permanent
Single yellow lines will be placed at locker points,
where students may stop providing that
a) any student stopping possesses a locker or possesses access to a locker at that particular time
b) the student does not stop for longer than 1 minute, or otherwise faces charges of 60p per extra
c) the student stops only once during the voyage of that corridor (intermittent/bogus stops will
not be tolerated)
Two lanes will be created, the outside lane travelling
anticlockwise around the building and the inside clockwise, in order to separate congestive channels. These will be clearly
marked with dashed white lines down the centre of corridors.
parking bays with a capacity of one class of students, when filled to greatest density permitting breathing, will be installed
outside classrooms. These will be accessible for resting and for classes awaiting admission. These will be outlined as white
boxes on the edge of the corridor at double yellow line breaking points.
Peak-time parking bays, for overflow purposes will
be available for access during the first 5 minutes of every lesson, after the bell has rung. There will be a stated charge for parking in these regions. These areas will be outlined in dashed white boxes on the edges of the corridor, at double
yellow line breaking points.
Designated parking bays will also be present in the
foyer and beside drinks machines and water dispensers. These will include two zones, those outlined in white for long-term
parking and those in yellow for temporary access to the machines or reception. These areas must be cleared after access had
Teacher lanes will be marked by pale green stripes
on the unpopular sides of corridors (outer edges, where journeys are longer), for emergency access to classrooms and equipment
travel. They will be found beyond the marked double yellow lines, which are guidance for students and can only be occupied
by students at overflow occasions. Overflow occasions will be announced by a member of senior staff. At all other times, teacher
lanes should be kept clear for teacher access in the case of emergency, or for transporting such objects as televisions and
videos, science equipment or damaged students. Students may use these lanes in an emergency, if given a green shoulder-pad
teacher pass. Each teacher shall have 1 teacher pass, which they must retrieve after lending. Teacher lanes will not obstruct
student access to stairways, doorways and parking areas, and shall only be present across blank areas of corridor.
Speed limits will be installed upon placards placed
upon the doors and walls of the school corridors above head height. These speed limits will give a desired speed of travel (measured in metres per second), of which students may only vary by a few digits. Students with medical impediments or disabilities,
should obtain a slow vehicle pass, in the form of a luminous orange shoulder pad, which they will be required to display for
corridor travel. Failure to display or misuse of slow vehicle pass may result in confiscation of licence.
Speed cameras will be installed at danger zones,
where disobedience of speed limit restrictions is predicted. These will be mobile and so able to track offending students.
Only students with teacher lane passes moving in that region will be able to exceed the speed limits. Travel at speed below
the limits is prohibited.
‘No Stopping’ signs will be positioned
at the required areas, where lack of classroom access demands constant student movement. Any student stopping at these points
will be registered by speed cameras or teacher presence, and punished through temporary confiscation of corridor licence or
ban from particular regions.
Stairs will follow no speed limit restrictions but
are required to move at a steady speed, unless impeded.
All staircases will follow a one-way system policy,
where all of the staircases on the Eastern wing of the school or further to that side, will be up only, and all staircases
on the Western wing down.
Crashmats should be provided at the base of stair
routes in order to decrease injury, when accidents occur at these places.
Stairs should be channelled into separate tracks
to ease crowd pressure. These tracks will be marked by dashed white lines and posts at regular intervals. Merging between
channels is only permissible at times of congestion and slow stair movement. The introduction of these tracks should relieve
the student flow into two simple queues. Stairs will not be marked in any way with designated parking bays or teacher lanes,
as they are areas of high congestion and specific direction crowd concentration.
circulatory system. There will be two lanes in this
system, the fast, inside lane and slower, outside lane. The faster lane will be predominantly for use of students wishing to access the designated parking bay and computer region,
whereas the slower lane will be chiefly for browsing and book removal access.
Areas of Further Concern
The upstairs back corridor ranging between rooms
118 and 129 will operate on a one-way system. This corridor has been noted for particular congestion, because of the number
of classrooms and relatively few access points (stairs and doors to outside or service regions such as the library or foyer).
There will also be an increased number of designated parking bays on this corridor, but there will be an ascending one-way
system, East to West. This scheme is designed to filter student progress more efficiently and decrease crashes. One-way doors
will be installed to prevent rebellious students from resisting the corridor policy.
Traffic lights will be positioned at the base of
downward stairs and top of upward stairs to limit student release from these points onto the main corridors. Traffic lights
will also be installed at all main entrances to the building, but exit will be available at all times without delay.
Permanent traffic cones will be positioned on corners
of corridors, so as to prevent any crashes at these areas. Traffic cones will also be positioned at areas where there are
obstructions to the corridor. Permanent features will demand permanent traffic cones (I.e. attached to the ground), whereas
temporary features will only require mobile traffic cones. Stores of mobile traffic cones will be kept in cone cupboards positioned
in the spaces behind and underneath some staircases. These areas will also be designated parking bays for student use.
Teacher duty points will be marked with a green dot.
These areas are not prohibited in any way, but mark where the duty teachers should stand to avoid speed camera interrogation.
Students found abusing the use of these spots will be fined the peak-time parking bay standard charge and possibly face reprimand from the duty teacher, who may decide on their own punishment.
‘Danger Teacher’ notices will be installed
outside the staff room entrances and any offices along the direct corridor routes in order to warn oncoming traffic of the
possibility of sudden teacher appearance.
‘Danger Junction’ notices will be installed
around stairways and doors leading to the outside. These regions will also be separated with a give way dotted white line,
to show that traffic entering the corridor has to allow access to students already travelling along it, to decrease crash
All students will be issued with a coloured, illustrated
‘Highway Code School Corridor’ handout, pocket size for convenience. Any student who fails, when asked, to produce
their ‘Highway Code School Corridor’ leaflet could face exclusion from corridor travel or ban from using certain
areas. Possession of the ‘Highway Code School Corridor’ booklet is essential for student reference. All information
about this policy will be included in the handout.
All students will be issued a monitoring pedometer,
which will track their current speed of travel (in metres per second), in order to aid with speed limit restrictions. This
device will help, especially occupied students, or students lacking in mathematical capabilities, so that they can easily
check the speed of their travel and keep it to the restrictions posted for their area.
Any student (or teacher) below 5 foot in height,
shout be obliged to display a luminous yellow shoulder pad to warn oncoming traffic of their presence. Failure to display
this, or obscuring this pad could result in accident and/or injury. The student wearing the shoulder pad should be aware that
it is for their own safety; visibility in the crowded corridors is bad, putting smaller, more vulnerable persons at risk.
Any student (or teacher) who fails to display their luminous yellow warning shoulder pad faces immediate exclusion from corridor
travel and serious reprimand. We are aware that students cannot help their height, but we remind you that this is not discrimination,
and the policy is installed merely for student safety purposes.
Students pivoting or turning corners must indicate
by raising a right or left hand (as appropriate) in the air. Hand gestures to the side cannot be accepted, as there is a danger risk for overtaking traffic. Hand gestures
must be performed before a turning, in order to create a warning device, particularly if the student in question is crossing
another lane. Hand gestures should not be performed after or during the turn which the student is making.
U-turns are to be prohibited in the school corridors,
except in designated parking bays if not replete. Students who have made a wrong turning or accidentally passed their point
of access should use these areas to make u-turns. Designated u-turn areas will be available in areas where there is no junction,
parking bay or one-way system. These will be shown as gaps in the dotted white lines central to the traffic channels.
new Checkerbrook High school Traffic Congestion Policy for teachers and pupils should be brought into operation by the next
term, by which time new equipment and guides should be positioned around the building. Minor alterations may occur to the
basic set out of the policy, but all information to this effect will be brought to you in registration.
policy was funded by the Checkerbrook High school student council.
inquiries about the school Traffic Congestion Policy should be made to Ronney Dulmorris, head of the school student council,
who can be found in the 6th form common room or library during registration and break times.