A campaign to provide pedestrian crossings for all schools in Haringey has divided parents.How…? Surely a crossing is a good thing?
Sengul Gunay, 40, of Amhurst Park and her son Huseyin, eight, walk to Woodberry Down Community Primary School every day.
Mrs Gunay said: “I don’t think crossings would make it any safer, I walk my son to school every day and pick him up afterwards because the roads are so dangerous.
"People are always jumping the lights and banging into each other in their cars so I feel it’s safer if I walk with him.”‘Always’..? It happens every day? Blimey!
Maxine Saunders, 30, of Hermiston Avenue, Crouch End, has two children attending different schools in the borough and feels zebra crossings are both good and bad for road safety.
She said: “In most cases zebra crossings are better but the problem is kids think drivers will definitely stop and they can just run out and be safe.
"In reality, fewer and fewer people are stopping at crossings near schools because it’s so manic during the school run. I think having a lollipop lady helps make it safer.”Just tell your kids to wait by the crossing until the car is actually stopping, then (and only then) proceed. It worked when I was taught that. I've managed to avoid being run over.