Crossing Guard training in Hoboken
Is it really necessary to train a crossing guard?
The city was out on 5th Street with a gaggle of yellow-jacketed “crossing guards” in training this spring.
First thought that came to mind was – is it really necessary to “train” someone to perform the task of directing traffic for pedestrians on what amount to “easy” roads?
I can imagine a little training is necessary for someone, say, to manage traffic near the Holland Tunnel or large event. But a side street in a mile square city?
Wouldn’t the training achieve the same outcome if they just gave these guys a pamphlet with a few bullet points?
At worst, if they have trouble reading – a 3 minute YouTube video would also do the trick, wouldn’t it?
(If anyone could have used training – it’d be the person who sits in that corner office at city hall…)