School traffic wardens have been reporting abusive behaviour to local authorities, prompting a new awareness campaign.
As pupils and parents prepare to go back to school, motorists are reminded that Stop Means Stop.
Road Safety Officer with Mayo County Council, Noel Gibbons says Lollipop ladies and gents have the legal power to stop traffic;
"These school wardens have the power, same as the Gardaí, to stop traffic," said Mr Gibbons.
"Drivers need to be aware that drivers who fail to stop for a lollipop person could face a fine of up to €120 and four penalty points."