Parents and lollipop ladies say the planned scrapping of school crossing patrols will “put children’s lives at risk”.Hyperbole?
In some areas, that may well be the case, but I took a day off to take a cat to the vet recently for his yearly vaccination, and was struck by how many of these crossing patrols are actually stationed at zebra crossings. And in some cases, even pelican crossings!
And in anticipation of that point:
Pearl Adams, aged 59, who is the lollipop lady at the school, said: “I’m also a pair of eyes looking out for other dangers to the children besides crossing the road.”‘Other dangers’? Landslides, volcanoes, Rodents of Unusual Size?
A clue is in the comments:
jaydon, Bromley says...
They provide essential safety for our children when crossing busy roads, and are the eyes and hears to other aspects of child safety. There have been a number of incidents recently of strangers trying to talk to children on their way home from school.