Request road safety improvements near schools

Request improvements or report highway faults in the vicinity of your school

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 online. They may include:

  • repainting of school 'Keep clear' markings
  • improved crossing points
  • installation of protective bollards
  • damaged school signage
  • other school-related highway issues.

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.

Last updated:
7 December 2022
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