LARSOA last week welcomed the introduction of cameras at school crossings to help save lives and make roads safer.
Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire is mounting two mini cameras on school crossing patrol ‘lollipops’ - one facing forward and the other backward.
Simon Ettinghausen, press officer, said: “This is an interesting new idea and anything that can help save lives and make our roads safer is worth looking at - but it’s important to remember that this is about saving lives, not preventing anti-social behaviour. We find the vast majority of motorists are very supportive of the lollipop patrol, and introducing cameras won’t change that.
“School crossing patrols work hard to stop traffic to help any pedestrians cross the road, not just children. This provides a vital service to some of the most vulnerable members of society and is an important part of helping keep our roads safe.”