Tony Swain law passed by Council

March 01, 2017

Legislation that will give school crossing guards the same authority as school bus drivers - to implicate motorists who ignore orders and endanger children - was approved unanimously by Council Monday evening. Police will now be able to issue citations based on the eyewitness reports of school crossing guards. Prior to passage of the new law, police had to witness the infraction. The new law was named in honor of Tony Swain, who was killed by a motorists speeding through a school zone at Glover elementary school. Eyewitnesses said he gave his own life while pausing to push his sister away from a vehicle speeding through the school zone. 

Feb 27, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.