County council launches a lollipop men and women campaign

County council launches a lollipop men and women campaign

County council launches a lollipop men and women campaign

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

DRIVERS who fail to stop for lollipop men and women could face a £1,000 fine, three penalty points and disqualification.

This month Transport for Buckinghamshire launched a Stop Means Stop campaign to highlight how drivers have a legal duty to stop when they are shown the STOP lollipop sign.

Cabinet Member Peter Hardy visited schools in the area last week including West Wycombe.

He said: "This important campaign aims to raise the awareness of the valuable contribution made by School Crossing Patrollers and we also hope to encourage more people to get involved at the sites where we currently have vacancies."

Drivers are advised to allow more time on the daily journey if it takes them past a school, particularly at the beginning or the end of the school day, as they may be requested to stop.

If you would like to become a lollipop patroller, call 01494 586639 or 01296 383432.

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9:44am Mon 18 Feb 13

miccles says...

DRIVERS who fail to stop for lollipop men and women could face a £1,000 fine, three penalty points and disqualification.

Why don't you send them to prison aswell, or better still, send them to a far east country where they get the death sentence.

It takes 2 people in every situation, why not look at the school kids, the parents, and the lollipop man/woman for a change, are they sweet innocent little angels, NO.
People are so quick to blame the motorist.
DRIVERS who fail to stop for lollipop men and women could face a £1,000 fine, three penalty points and disqualification. Why don't you send them to prison aswell, or better still, send them to a far east country where they get the death sentence. It takes 2 people in every situation, why not look at the school kids, the parents, and the lollipop man/woman for a change, are they sweet innocent little angels, NO. People are so quick to blame the motorist. miccles
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10:50am Mon 18 Feb 13

Voyeur says...

I have been driving in the area for over 15 years and I have never once seen anyone drive through when a lollypop man or woman was out with their lollypop signs.

This is just a recruiting story dressed up as a safety feature and not very well done either.
I have been driving in the area for over 15 years and I have never once seen anyone drive through when a lollypop man or woman was out with their lollypop signs. This is just a recruiting story dressed up as a safety feature and not very well done either. Voyeur
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12:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bill Taxpayer says...

Hooray! I've seen drivers ignore the lollipop signs and they are extremely dangerous, as well as being unbelievably ignorant.

I hope the council enforce this with some vigour - I just wish they would apply the same, if not greater, penalties on the idiots using mobile phones whilst driving.
Hooray! I've seen drivers ignore the lollipop signs and they are extremely dangerous, as well as being unbelievably ignorant. I hope the council enforce this with some vigour - I just wish they would apply the same, if not greater, penalties on the idiots using mobile phones whilst driving. Bill Taxpayer
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2:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Nomad says...

I agree that not all drivers stop, but perhaps the lollipop men and women could use a bit of common sense and wait for a number of people who need to cross before stopping the traffic
I have witnessed on numerous occassions, traffic being stopped for one child and or parent wishing to cross the road only to have it stopped again 30 seconds later.
I agree that not all drivers stop, but perhaps the lollipop men and women could use a bit of common sense and wait for a number of people who need to cross before stopping the traffic I have witnessed on numerous occassions, traffic being stopped for one child and or parent wishing to cross the road only to have it stopped again 30 seconds later. The Nomad
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4:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

demoness the second says...

Well how about this for a complete waste of council tax money? ( Not Bucks for a change)
In Hemel Hempstead there was a lollipop man near a school in a road where I often have cause to drive down, The council decided to put a pelican crossing there instead.
However he is still there... he presses the button for the parents and children, the lights then change to red. He then goes out into the middle of the road and holds his lollipop out proudly in front of the stationary traffic!
Are the parents and children of Hemel Hempstead not capable of pressing a button and using a pelican crossing?
The mind boggles..
Well how about this for a complete waste of council tax money? ( Not Bucks for a change) In Hemel Hempstead there was a lollipop man near a school in a road where I often have cause to drive down, The council decided to put a pelican crossing there instead. However he is still there... he presses the button for the parents and children, the lights then change to red. He then goes out into the middle of the road and holds his lollipop out proudly in front of the stationary traffic! Are the parents and children of Hemel Hempstead not capable of pressing a button and using a pelican crossing? The mind boggles.. demoness the second
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6:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

aaaali says...

The Lollipop lady in this pic has been carrying out this role for many years, firstly in the village and more recently on Chorley Road as the Garden Centre car park is used for parking for school drop offs. This is an extremely busy road and the lollipop lady is essential. She should be able to carry out her job without the fear of getting run over by a motorist in a bad mood or in a hurry!! Maybe this law needs enforcing more strictly.
The Lollipop lady in this pic has been carrying out this role for many years, firstly in the village and more recently on Chorley Road as the Garden Centre car park is used for parking for school drop offs. This is an extremely busy road and the lollipop lady is essential. She should be able to carry out her job without the fear of getting run over by a motorist in a bad mood or in a hurry!! Maybe this law needs enforcing more strictly. aaaali
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