A School Safety Zone (SSZ) is an area close to the school gate which aims to improve safety in the area while attempting to improve traffic conditions.
When approaching SSZs, drivers see the combination of signs and lines and should immediately recognise their meaning and react accordingly.
Faulty SSZ lights can be reported online, as can improvements to existing highway lines and signage.
Improvements can be requested through Love West Sussex or by phoning our Customer Service Centre on 01243 642109. They may include:
- repainting of school 'Keep clear' markings
- improved crossing points
- installation of protective bollards
- damaged school signage
- other school-related highway issues.
Major improvement requests, such as new pedestrian crossings and cycle and footpaths improvements, can be requested by emailing the Local Transport Improvement Programme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Travel Plans can provide comprehensive evidence to support any improvement request. All schools in West Sussex can develop a plan online for free by registering at Modeshift Stars, which provides a template and guidance.
If you would like to request a School Crossing Patrol for your school, or would like further information and advice, you can find out more on our School crossing patrols page.
Parking around schools is a frequent issue. Civil parking enforcement is managed at a local level. Visit your local district or borough council's parking pages for contact details for your area.
You can request additional enforcement visits if you have existing markings covered by a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). Schools and communities can also request a change or new Traffic Regulation Order.