"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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6:10pm Fri 13 Jun 14

gmoore1207 says...

tell the parents dropping kids off to park more carefully i dont think you would have so much trouble
tell the parents dropping kids off to park more carefully i dont think you would have so much trouble gmoore1207
  • Score: 9

8:01pm Fri 13 Jun 14

CJH says...

"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?
"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid? CJH
  • Score: 14

10:14pm Fri 13 Jun 14

stp2014 says...

What has parking got to do with crossing the road. What an unintelligent thing to say. That road is dangerous there was another crash there last week because of a stupid driver not concentrating!! The council need to put up signs and a crossing to allow both pedestrians and drivers the safety they need.
What has parking got to do with crossing the road. What an unintelligent thing to say. That road is dangerous there was another crash there last week because of a stupid driver not concentrating!! The council need to put up signs and a crossing to allow both pedestrians and drivers the safety they need. stp2014
  • Score: 2

12:18am Sat 14 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

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.
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. Jabbadad
  • Score: 5

12:20am Sat 14 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

Sorry should say a pity the don't have drive through schools.
Sorry should say a pity the don't have drive through schools. Jabbadad
  • Score: 2

4:59am Sat 14 Jun 14

Rita Jelfs says...

Parents parking near schools is a different issue to drivers not giving priority to school crossing patrols. So a lack of logic to blame one on the other. One is insularity and thoughtless leading to a possibly dangerous situation. The other is breaking the law, leading to immediate injury or death to children. Perhaps less texting, and/or arrogant drivers, and more care for children might prevent injury at crossing patrols, together with the presence of police occasionally during crossing patrol times.
Parents parking near schools is a different issue to drivers not giving priority to school crossing patrols. So a lack of logic to blame one on the other. One is insularity and thoughtless leading to a possibly dangerous situation. The other is breaking the law, leading to immediate injury or death to children. Perhaps less texting, and/or arrogant drivers, and more care for children might prevent injury at crossing patrols, together with the presence of police occasionally during crossing patrol times. Rita Jelfs
  • Score: -1

11:35am Sat 14 Jun 14

stp2014 says...

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!
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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! stp2014
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

I think in you rush to your PC, you might have noted that I was generalising about those selfish parents who DO park ouside schools and by crossings. And yes I do know where Hindlip a beautiful school is, and do we have to wait until there is a death to address the issue at this school ?
There also has to be changes in the laws to allow speed restrictions (by any means ) imposed. Just recall the fight those parents at Fernhill Heath had to endure after that tragic accident where a lovely childs life was lost, to get speed signs installed, although delayed because of the Highway laws. And this is on a road just a few hundred yards from a Police headquaters.
I think in you rush to your PC, you might have noted that I was generalising about those selfish parents who DO park ouside schools and by crossings. And yes I do know where Hindlip a beautiful school is, and do we have to wait until there is a death to address the issue at this school ? There also has to be changes in the laws to allow speed restrictions (by any means ) imposed. Just recall the fight those parents at Fernhill Heath had to endure after that tragic accident where a lovely childs life was lost, to get speed signs installed, although delayed because of the Highway laws. And this is on a road just a few hundred yards from a Police headquaters. Jabbadad
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Sat 14 Jun 14

3thinker says...

Posters appear to have correctly identified two problems.

Inconsiderate drivers - who do need to be dealt with either through penalty points or fines.

Inconsiderate parking - which also needs to be 'policed'.

However there's a third thing that could be done, but only if the routes can be made safe, and that is to encourage more children to walk or cycle to school.

If this could be increased everyone benefits.

The kids are healthier, concentrate and do better at school.

Parents save time and money on the school run.

Less traffic on the roads at peak times decreases congestion and I assume accidents.

Less traffic and less parking makes the roads safer for those children walking and cycling to school.
Posters appear to have correctly identified two problems. Inconsiderate drivers - who do need to be dealt with either through penalty points or fines. Inconsiderate parking - which also needs to be 'policed'. However there's a third thing that could be done, but only if the routes can be made safe, and that is to encourage more children to walk or cycle to school. If this could be increased everyone benefits. The kids are healthier, concentrate and do better at school. Parents save time and money on the school run. Less traffic on the roads at peak times decreases congestion and I assume accidents. Less traffic and less parking makes the roads safer for those children walking and cycling to school. 3thinker
  • Score: 3

6:01pm Sat 14 Jun 14

gmoore1207 says...

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
[quote][p][bold]stp2014[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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![/p][/quote]no one mentioned any specific schools gmoore1207
  • Score: 3

6:03pm Sat 14 Jun 14

gmoore1207 says...

CJH wrote:
"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?
parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: "There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?[/p][/quote]parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid gmoore1207
  • Score: -1

6:31pm Sat 14 Jun 14

CJH says...

gmoore1207 wrote:
CJH wrote:
"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?
parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid
Oi! What are having a go at me for? I haven't mentioned parking at all!
[quote][p][bold]gmoore1207[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: "There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?[/p][/quote]parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid[/p][/quote]Oi! What are having a go at me for? I haven't mentioned parking at all! CJH
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

I also think you will find that stp2014 mentioned Hindlip School, I only commented ied. I do however aplogise that I overlooked the very sad fact a little boy had already died outside that school. And I should have remembered since I joined in the protest running in this paper, when demands for more safety for the children were being made.
And I was also aware that someone / parents had put tempory, but very good 30mph signs int the hedges, but were made to remove them. Then after the road was reclassified an official electronic sign depicting your current speed as you approached the School, was introduced.
But I have noticed that for some time now the 30mph automatic recognition sign seems not to be worrking.
I do not in any way withdraw my general comments about bad parking or speeding outside our schools.
And if you go onto Google earth you can see clearly the parking that should be used by parents dropping their children off at Hindlip School and the very obvious double yellow lines.
Sadly still the cars are speeding, I get drivers who are behind me getting irratated when I slow down as I enter Fernhill Heath. Perhaps as well as more enforcement the 30mph road signs should be moved further towards Martin Hussingtree.
I also think you will find that stp2014 mentioned Hindlip School, I only commented ied. I do however aplogise that I overlooked the very sad fact a little boy had already died outside that school. And I should have remembered since I joined in the protest running in this paper, when demands for more safety for the children were being made. And I was also aware that someone / parents had put tempory, but very good 30mph signs int the hedges, but were made to remove them. Then after the road was reclassified an official electronic sign depicting your current speed as you approached the School, was introduced. But I have noticed that for some time now the 30mph automatic recognition sign seems not to be worrking. I do not in any way withdraw my general comments about bad parking or speeding outside our schools. And if you go onto Google earth you can see clearly the parking that should be used by parents dropping their children off at Hindlip School and the very obvious double yellow lines. Sadly still the cars are speeding, I get drivers who are behind me getting irratated when I slow down as I enter Fernhill Heath. Perhaps as well as more enforcement the 30mph road signs should be moved further towards Martin Hussingtree. Jabbadad
  • Score: 4

12:40am Sun 15 Jun 14

gmoore1207 says...

CJH wrote:
gmoore1207 wrote:
CJH wrote:
"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?
parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid
Oi! What are having a go at me for? I haven't mentioned parking at all!
sorry wrong post
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gmoore1207[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: "There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?[/p][/quote]parking has a lot to with crossing the road stupid[/p][/quote]Oi! What are having a go at me for? I haven't mentioned parking at all![/p][/quote]sorry wrong post gmoore1207
  • Score: 1

7:55am Sun 15 Jun 14

Rita Jelfs says...

CJH Parking has nothing to do with driving at excessive speed and not stopping at crossings, idiot. This is the issue. Rather than shifting the blame of careless driving, to parents parking where this increases the hazards for other children, drivers need to take personal responsibility for their separate actions (as adults do). I may be annoyed because my vision is affected by parked cars. But If drivers are irritated when expected to slow down entering school zones, this indicates that they have no regard for the safety of children. If police provided a presence outside schools at the beginning of a new term, and this was advised in the Journal, and drivers were issued with fines, selfish drivers would eventually get the message that the police are serious about this issue. Irresponsible parkers should also be fined. Its obvious though, that the Police are not serious about the safety of children.
CJH Parking has nothing to do with driving at excessive speed and not stopping at crossings, idiot. This is the issue. Rather than shifting the blame of careless driving, to parents parking where this increases the hazards for other children, drivers need to take personal responsibility for their separate actions (as adults do). I may be annoyed because my vision is affected by parked cars. But If drivers are irritated when expected to slow down entering school zones, this indicates that they have no regard for the safety of children. If police provided a presence outside schools at the beginning of a new term, and this was advised in the Journal, and drivers were issued with fines, selfish drivers would eventually get the message that the police are serious about this issue. Irresponsible parkers should also be fined. Its obvious though, that the Police are not serious about the safety of children. Rita Jelfs
  • Score: -8

8:38am Sun 15 Jun 14

adc1960 says...

of course the issues of parking, speeding, not stopping etc are all separate.......but in my local area, the nature of the road and the huge amount of illegal parking at school leaving time, means that the lollipop lady often struggles to make herself seen because she is forced to choose a section of road to cross where there are parked cars on either sides..........so i may be driving along, and have every intention to stop, but i may find it very difficult to notice the lollipop lady and the people she is getting across the road because of the huge amount of parked cars (she has to step out from behind a parked car) and the sheer number of people generally 'hanging around' the area at that time.........to the best of my knowledge there has never been an accident on that stretch and to be clear, i'm not excusing motorists, we all have a responsibility to drive safely, no matter what else is going on, the bigger picture though however is that sometimes the situations that motorists face is a very difficult one at certain times of the day where it is very difficult at times to see what is going on.........and maybe as some folk on here have suggested, the council needs to adopt a much more holistic approach to school safety......rather than just focussing on one element.......
of course the issues of parking, speeding, not stopping etc are all separate.......but in my local area, the nature of the road and the huge amount of illegal parking at school leaving time, means that the lollipop lady often struggles to make herself seen because she is forced to choose a section of road to cross where there are parked cars on either sides..........so i may be driving along, and have every intention to stop, but i may find it very difficult to notice the lollipop lady and the people she is getting across the road because of the huge amount of parked cars (she has to step out from behind a parked car) and the sheer number of people generally 'hanging around' the area at that time.........to the best of my knowledge there has never been an accident on that stretch and to be clear, i'm not excusing motorists, we all have a responsibility to drive safely, no matter what else is going on, the bigger picture though however is that sometimes the situations that motorists face is a very difficult one at certain times of the day where it is very difficult at times to see what is going on.........and maybe as some folk on here have suggested, the council needs to adopt a much more holistic approach to school safety......rather than just focussing on one element....... adc1960
  • Score: 2

8:49am Sun 15 Jun 14

green49 says...

Most school crossing people are just doing a volunteer job, but i have found outside some schools that the person with the stop sign also needs to have some road sense and not just walk out when a car is coming very close, it needs responsibilty from all sides and a 20mph maximum speed limit around built up areas and aspecially schools.

As for the road hogs and downright agressive stupid drivers who flout the laws, prosequte them.
Most school crossing people are just doing a volunteer job, but i have found outside some schools that the person with the stop sign also needs to have some road sense and not just walk out when a car is coming very close, it needs responsibilty from all sides and a 20mph maximum speed limit around built up areas and aspecially schools. As for the road hogs and downright agressive stupid drivers who flout the laws, prosequte them. green49
  • Score: 1

10:18am Sun 15 Jun 14

3thinker says...

The County Council should work with Schools and Highways to make it easier and safer for more to walk and cycle to school.

West Mercia should be more robust in enforcing speed limits and parking restrictions and/or to work with schools and community volunteers to 'warn' motorists.

Parents should take more responsibility for ensuring they don't add to the problem.

Motorists should be more considerate when driving past a school.
The County Council should work with Schools and Highways to make it easier and safer for more to walk and cycle to school. West Mercia should be more robust in enforcing speed limits and parking restrictions and/or to work with schools and community volunteers to 'warn' motorists. Parents should take more responsibility for ensuring they don't add to the problem. Motorists should be more considerate when driving past a school. 3thinker
  • Score: 3

10:46am Sun 15 Jun 14

Jabbadad says...

I fully support without any exceptions 20mph restictions outside schools.
In this country we seem to worry whether we will upset motorists (and I have been a motorist for 60 years) when we make rules that stops them being a danger on the roads. I was well impressed while on a visit to America to learn that when a School Bus is stopped for the kids to Get On or Get Off you the motorist will Not Overtake that Bus. And woe-be-tide you if you do. And that is what we need here, Law makers who are not pressurised by people who disagree if it dosen't fit their thinking. Our children of this country are our future we must give them every opportunity to acheive this.
I fully support without any exceptions 20mph restictions outside schools. In this country we seem to worry whether we will upset motorists (and I have been a motorist for 60 years) when we make rules that stops them being a danger on the roads. I was well impressed while on a visit to America to learn that when a School Bus is stopped for the kids to Get On or Get Off you the motorist will Not Overtake that Bus. And woe-be-tide you if you do. And that is what we need here, Law makers who are not pressurised by people who disagree if it dosen't fit their thinking. Our children of this country are our future we must give them every opportunity to acheive this. Jabbadad
  • Score: 0

10:51am Sun 15 Jun 14

CJH says...

Rita Jelfs wrote:
CJH Parking has nothing to do with driving at excessive speed and not stopping at crossings, idiot. This is the issue. Rather than shifting the blame of careless driving, to parents parking where this increases the hazards for other children, drivers need to take personal responsibility for their separate actions (as adults do). I may be annoyed because my vision is affected by parked cars. But If drivers are irritated when expected to slow down entering school zones, this indicates that they have no regard for the safety of children. If police provided a presence outside schools at the beginning of a new term, and this was advised in the Journal, and drivers were issued with fines, selfish drivers would eventually get the message that the police are serious about this issue. Irresponsible parkers should also be fined. Its obvious though, that the Police are not serious about the safety of children.
Why are you having a go at me as well????? I have NOT made any comment about parking. Have you actually read my post? This is it:
.
"There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid?
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I was commenting on John Smith's statement (that's the bit in quotes if you're not sure) and making the point that some drivers will always take risks, because they think they can. Can you see the words parking or speeding in that? Nope. gmoore has already apologised for commenting on my post incorrectly, for which I thank him. Now, what's your excuse for calling me an idiot?
[quote][p][bold]Rita Jelfs[/bold] wrote: CJH Parking has nothing to do with driving at excessive speed and not stopping at crossings, idiot. This is the issue. Rather than shifting the blame of careless driving, to parents parking where this increases the hazards for other children, drivers need to take personal responsibility for their separate actions (as adults do). I may be annoyed because my vision is affected by parked cars. But If drivers are irritated when expected to slow down entering school zones, this indicates that they have no regard for the safety of children. If police provided a presence outside schools at the beginning of a new term, and this was advised in the Journal, and drivers were issued with fines, selfish drivers would eventually get the message that the police are serious about this issue. Irresponsible parkers should also be fined. Its obvious though, that the Police are not serious about the safety of children.[/p][/quote]Why are you having a go at me as well????? I have NOT made any comment about parking. Have you actually read my post? This is it: . "There is just no point in taking risks for the sake of a few seconds." Unfortunately the arrogant and irresponsible drivers amongst us, although a minority, think they CAN do it. I can't see how that mindset can be changed easily. They won't be told, they don't want to listen. What do you do about the terminally stupid? . I was commenting on John Smith's statement (that's the bit in quotes if you're not sure) and making the point that some drivers will always take risks, because they think they can. Can you see the words parking or speeding in that? Nope. gmoore has already apologised for commenting on my post incorrectly, for which I thank him. Now, what's your excuse for calling me an idiot? CJH
  • Score: 9

11:26pm Sun 15 Jun 14

The Villan says...

Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!!
Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!! The Villan
  • Score: 2

11:36pm Sun 15 Jun 14

CJH says...

The Villan wrote:
Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!!
And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it?
[quote][p][bold]The Villan [/bold] wrote: Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!![/p][/quote]And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it? CJH
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8:55pm Mon 16 Jun 14

The Villan says...

CJH wrote:
The Villan wrote:
Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!!
And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it?
So you're saying it's okay to speed? The rate at which tyres deflate from stingers is seconds.
Plus, I was being ironic!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Villan [/bold] wrote: Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!![/p][/quote]And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it?[/p][/quote]So you're saying it's okay to speed? The rate at which tyres deflate from stingers is seconds. Plus, I was being ironic! The Villan
  • Score: -1

9:32pm Mon 16 Jun 14

CJH says...

The Villan wrote:
CJH wrote:
The Villan wrote:
Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!!
And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it?
So you're saying it's okay to speed? The rate at which tyres deflate from stingers is seconds.
Plus, I was being ironic!
Can't see where I said speeding was acceptable. I can see no irony in your comment.
[quote][p][bold]The Villan [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Villan [/bold] wrote: Perhaps pocket sized extendable 'stingers' should be given to the Lollipop men and women? Those cars that speed past would stop then!![/p][/quote]And of course a car with burst tyres wouldn't be at all dangerous where there are children crossing the road would it?[/p][/quote]So you're saying it's okay to speed? The rate at which tyres deflate from stingers is seconds. Plus, I was being ironic![/p][/quote]Can't see where I said speeding was acceptable. I can see no irony in your comment. CJH
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12:27pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Mr A Mazing says...

Everyone agrees that cars should stop for school Lollipop men and women and that inconsiderate parking does little to help safety around schools.

And yet somehow, the thread has degenerated into arguments amongst posters about who said what, and now about using stingers on cars that speed!

Is it the warm weather or something?
Everyone agrees that cars should stop for school Lollipop men and women and that inconsiderate parking does little to help safety around schools. And yet somehow, the thread has degenerated into arguments amongst posters about who said what, and now about using stingers on cars that speed! Is it the warm weather or something? Mr A Mazing
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12:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

CJH says...

Mr A Mazing wrote:
Everyone agrees that cars should stop for school Lollipop men and women and that inconsiderate parking does little to help safety around schools.

And yet somehow, the thread has degenerated into arguments amongst posters about who said what, and now about using stingers on cars that speed!

Is it the warm weather or something?
You're right. But it would be nice to hear from 'Rita' to explain why I'm an idiot even though I didn't even mention speeding and parking. Gone a bit quiet from that direction...
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But if you want to see truly mad and pointless comments read the article about the croquet players. Mountain and molehill come to mind...
[quote][p][bold]Mr A Mazing[/bold] wrote: Everyone agrees that cars should stop for school Lollipop men and women and that inconsiderate parking does little to help safety around schools. And yet somehow, the thread has degenerated into arguments amongst posters about who said what, and now about using stingers on cars that speed! Is it the warm weather or something?[/p][/quote]You're right. But it would be nice to hear from 'Rita' to explain why I'm an idiot even though I didn't even mention speeding and parking. Gone a bit quiet from that direction... . But if you want to see truly mad and pointless comments read the article about the croquet players. Mountain and molehill come to mind... CJH
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