For many years we have provided an array of ADA signs to schools in California and throughout the United States. We’ve gotten to know teachers and administrators, school facilities managers and property managers. The one thing they often asked our help in finding was something that, until now, we could not provide. High quality STOP sign paddles for school crossing guards.
Typically, the STOP paddles signs used by road crews are 18×18 size. The larger size also means a much heavier sign. School crossing guards can be seniors volunteering, or just as often, school children. A large sign made for higher speed traffic zones and held up by adult workers can be too big, too heavy, for the average school crosswalk volunteers and students to hold for long.
The two-sided STOP/STOP and STOP/SLOW paddle signs available on ADA Sign Depot are 12×12 in size. This size is large enough to be easily noticed by drivers in school zones. Yet its size, and the lightweight ,040 gauge aluminum the sign is made of make it light and easy to hold for long periods. We paint the aluminum with durable bright outdoor rated inks, laying down a white layer, then another red layer, so the large letters are visible to drivers and pedestrians. The sign paddles are solid round wood ten-inch long handles.
Every school is concerned with the safety of its students as they go to and leave the school grounds. Traffic safety is essential. Over time, American schools have taken the lead in proactively setting up crossing guard programs with volunteers from the community, and often with older children taking responsibility for their fellow student’s safety. Even the smallest of our schools has put crossing guard programs in place. That’s why we have no minimum order for our school crossing guard signs. We accept school purchase orders when the order is over $100 and we include free shipping for those orders. And we also make it easy for smaller schools to purchase the same high-quality long-lasting and rugged signs that larger schools, police departments, fire departments and emergency response teams buy, by accepting checks and credit cards from school officials.