School Traffic

Adult School Crossing Guards

The City of Garland provides Adult School Crossing Guards to assist the children in crossing the streets on the trips to and from school. Currently, Garland has 79 manned locations and these guards cross over 4,000 children each day between the hours of 7:10 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The hours may be varied slightly to accommodate specific location needs. Want to be a school crossing guard? Click School Crossing Guard Application to apply.

What You Can Do to Help

Adults can assist in keeping our kids safe each day by obeying the laws concerning the school zones. In our busy lives sometimes we all forget how hazardous our vehicles can be to these youngsters. You can help by remembering these simple guidelines:

  • Slow some respect - Speed Limit is 20mph
  • Avoid distractions while driving
  • Follow crossing guard's directions
  • Exercise caution at pedestrian crosswalks
  • Talking and texting on mobile devices is prohibited
  • Yield right of way to pedestrians


This program involves both pedestrians of all ages and drivers. Walking and driving safely is extremely important, especially around our schools. The Transportation Department establishes school zones by the use of signs and/or flashing amber lights to alert drivers to observe a speed limit of 20 miles per hour in these areas to aid pedestrians in crossing the streets. This is strictly enforced - speeding in a school zone has a minimum fine of $164 plus $5 for each mile exceeding the speed limit.


Questions or concerns regarding child or school safety?  Contact our Schools and Neighborhood Program Manager at 972-205-2438.