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7415.0300 SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL FLAG AND POLE.

Each school safety patrol flag shall meet the following standards:

A.

The flag shall be blaze orange in color with an octagonal of yellow bearing the word "STOP" in black letters.

B.

The flag shall be 24 inches in width at the bottom.

C.

The inside edge of the flag shall be 21 inches in length.

D.

The outside edge of the flag shall be 27 inches in length.

E.

The octagonal center of yellow shall measure at least 9-1/2 inches from side to side and the black letters of the word "STOP" shall be in a block type at least three inches in height.

F.

The letters of the word "SCHOOL" appearing above the word "STOP" shall be in block type at least 1-1/8 inches in height.

G.

The letters of the word "PATROL" appearing below the word "STOP" shall be in block type at least 1-1/8 inches in height.

H.

The octagon shall be affixed to the flag in such a manner that the bottom side of the octagon and the word "STOP" shall be parallel with the ground when the pole is held at a 45-degree upward angle, as illustrated in part 7415.9910.

I.

The octagonal yellow field shall be centered equidistantly from the sides and bottom of the flag.

J.

Both sides of the flag shall be identical.

K.

Retroreflective material may be applied to the flag if the school administrator deems such application is necessary and feasible. If reflectorized, such application must be accomplished in conformance with the following specifications:

(1)

Two, three-fourths inch strips of retroreflective silver tape shall be either pressed on or sewn on both sides of the flag.

(2)

The top strip shall be placed three inches from the top (pole) edge of the flag; and the bottom strip shall be placed three inches from the bottom (opposite) edge of the flag. Both strips shall be centered equidistantly from the sides, and must be a minimum of eight inches in length.

L.

The flag shall be attached to a lightweight pole with a minimum length of five feet. Longer or extension poles may be used at crossings on unusually wide streets. Weights may be attached to the bottom of the flag to hold it in a vertical position in windy weather in order to be visible to the approaching drivers.

M.

A private sponsor's decal or logo, no larger than four inches by three inches, may be affixed to the flag, but no portion of this logo may be within the octagonal yellow field.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 126.15

Published Electronically:

December 12, 2003