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    stp2014 wrote:
    Jabbadad wrote:
    I think you will find that any unintelligence has to come form those who do park dangerously outside schools and where there are crossings since of course it is ilegal to park ouside schools but almost daily you can see the parents who just don't care and park as close to the schools as possible.
    It's a pity they have have DRIVE THROUGH SCHOOLS for these lazy people. And I would bet that if their child were to be injured and the cause was from bad parking they would be the first to shout.
    So please just park a little away from Schools and crossings and walk just a few yards more , which will help to save lives.
    Can i just say do you even know where people park for Hindlip first school!! Because clearly seem u don't! The parking has got nothing to do with the fact the crossing lady is putting her life at risk every day. I have witnessed her stood in the middle of the road to have cars drive straight past her still!!! There has been a death of a child outside that school already is that not enough to put in proper precautions for BOTH PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS. Please don't make comments if you do not know full situation!
    no one mentioned any specific schools"
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"Stop means stop!" warn lollipop men and women

Evesham Journal: Cllr John Smith OBE, County Council Cabinet Member joins Hindlip CE First School's School Crossing Patrol, Tracey Daultrey, and pupils (from left) Edward, Benjamin, Erin,  Beth and Holly. during last year's National Road Safety Week. Cllr John Smith OBE, County Council Cabinet Member joins Hindlip CE First School's School Crossing Patrol, Tracey Daultrey, and pupils (from left) Edward, Benjamin, Erin, Beth and Holly. during last year's National Road Safety Week.

DRIVERS have been warned 'stop means stop' after a 'worrying' increase in near misses involving school children.

School crossing patrol (SCP) staff who help youngsters cross the road have reported a rise in incidents over the last few months.

Every day thousands of youngsters in Worcestershire are helped safely across roads on their way to school by crossing patrols operating on around 100 sites.

Posters, which show the 'Four Pole' positions detailed in the Highway Code, are on display at sites that have experienced 'failure to stop' incidents.

The four pole positions are: position one (sign upside down) – SCP not ready to cross pedestrians, position two (sign sideways) - a barrier to stop pedestrians, position three (sign held up high and angled into the road) – SCP ready to cross pedestrians which means all vehicles must be prepared to stop and position four (extended out) – vehicles must stop and remain stationary until the patrol returns to the pavement.

Drivers who flout the rules risk three points on their driving licence, a fine of up to £1,000 and a driving ban.

Cllr John Smith, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for Highways, said: "It's difficult to understand why people take such risks and break the law by failing to stop when our school crossing patrols signal to do so. Thankfully, the vast majority of motorists respect the job these dedicated people carry out within their communities but, unfortunately, there are still irresponsible drivers out there putting others and themselves in danger.

"The message is clear. Stop means Stop. There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds."

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