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Lollipop People - Waste of money?

peodudepeodude

Now, i'm not on about the ones that stand in dangerous and/or difficult places to cross, but the ones who stand at a pelican crossing and merely press the button, and then walk to the middle with the lollipop whilst the people cross.

Surely a pelican crossing is sufficient enough on it's own?

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    freeDUMB
    nikkib123
    Zebra crossings, that's totally different. I always stop for people when I am driving but am amazed at the amount of people who don't!


    If I don't think they'll stop, I just stick my foot out as if I'm going to cross.

    In my experience they learn a valuable lesson as they slam their brakes on and the car from behind hits into the back of them.
    Lulu'sMammy
    skellysgirl
    Lulu'sMammy
    All for it, if it saves childrens lives near busy roads. :)
    Have you encountered the one near sainsburys yet, on the bank near bf school?She is a right power hungry warden she steps out straight away without waiting for a natural gap in traffic? She is a danger


    Lol Colleen lol! ;)

    Edited By: Lulu'sMammy on Feb 08, 2011 23:09
    stewby
    Paying somebody minimum wage to help kids cross a road safely to avoid uneccesary accidents is seen as a waste of money these days? The world has truly gone mad
    lumoruk
    should be 20mph outside all schools during morning and afternoon anyway. Having been rear ended by an idiot because he was in a hurry to catch a train, it only takes one accident to kill a child. Each death costs hundreds of thousands so its money saved.
    sickly sweet
    A local old lollipop lady was killed by a car recently by some idiot driver.
    Some children can be unaware of danger or rules, or forget when playing a game or having a chat with a friend so yeah, I think lollipop people are useful and the majority are just volunteers or people on community service I thought so don't see a problem. Even if they are paid for a few hours a week then it's good for the roads, good for the children, good for the community (I think it brings a sense of security and it's nice to see) and brings peace of mind for the parents.
    MR1123
    the path to my primary school does not have a zebra crossing, so a lollipop lady is mandatory because we had to cross a busy main road, it was a side road but very busy and before we had the lollipop lady, children use to end up waiting to cross the road for ages, i personally felt more secure with the assistance of the lollipop lady
    MR1123
    sickly sweet
    A local old lollipop lady was killed by a car recently by some idiot driver.
    Some children can be unaware of danger or rules, or forget when playing a game or having a chat with a friend so yeah, I think lollipop people are useful and the majority are just volunteers or people on community service I thought so don't see a problem. Even if they are paid for a few hours a week then it's good for the roads, good for the children, good for the community (I think it brings a sense of security and it's nice to see) and brings peace of mind for the parents.


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    saxo_appeal
    We have the exact problem in Dundee

    There is one guy along from the Shell garage on the way to KFC and also one at the bridge in Broughty Ferry

    Both just stand there and press the button all the time, the line of traffic in the morning is shocking
    CFC_Mark
    baffledsalmon
    CFC_Mark
    baffledsalmon
    OH MY GOD! I thought I was the only one!!! I see SO many lollipop "people" doing exactly that!!! Sorry but if you can't teach your child to press a button, wait until cars stop moving and then walk across the road, you need to sort yourself out!! ARGH! There's so many people out there losing their jobs, yet people are getting paid to press a button? AARGHHH!!!
    I don't think it's the people crossing the road that's the problem. It's the idiots driving with the complete disregard for other's safety.Idiota

    Uhh... no! If someone in a car stops for a traffic light... how is the person behind them going to hit a child?! The idea of a pedestrian crossing is that you PRESS the button, WAIT for the traffic to stop and then CROSS.
    Idiota.


    What does that have to do with what I said.

    NO, the idea is to press the button, wait for the green man and then cross. Some drivers try to beat the red light, therefore knocking the crossing child over.

    IDIOTA
    MR1123
    lol i thought its 'IDIOT' whats with the extra 'A' lol
    CFC_Mark
    Español :D

    Edited By: CFC_Mark on Feb 08, 2011 23:28
    DLM
    DLM3 years, 10 months ago #32Show comment tools Reply
    Our lollipop lady was lovely.

    It would have been a miserable school journey without her on our crossing.
    addjon
    the think the lolly pop people should have guns then lolly pops
    CFC_Mark
    DLM
    Our lollipop lady was lovely.

    It would have been a miserable school journey without her on our crossing.


    You? Miserable? Never.....

    Edited By: CFC_Mark on Feb 08, 2011 23:35
    saxo_appeal
    Was there any need for lollipop people back in the stone age xxx ? Hehe :P
    jamstaruk1972
    Darklord
    Erm dont some people do it for free? Community service?


    i hope not wouldnt want a criminal being responsible for my child getting across the road

    Edited By: jamstaruk1972 on Feb 09, 2011 00:27
    DLM
    DLM3 years, 10 months ago #37Show comment tools Reply
    saxo_appeal
    Was there any need for lollipop people back in the stone age xxx ? Hehe :P


    No cars they only had to worry about dinosaurs (_;)
    saxo_appeal
    Dcx hasn't twigged yet DLM ;) haha

    Edit: sorry my mistake, the comment was 'liked' :P

    Edited By: saxo_appeal on Feb 09, 2011 00:56
    dxx
    The lollipop man down my way is about 70, has a face so kindly I suspect he might actually be santa, he always stops the traffic for me despite the fact that I'm in my 20s, he greets me as "the guitar man", and sings jollily to himself as I leave. He's great, and if lollipop people get scrapped as a costcut, I'm leaving the **** country.
    DLM
    DLM3 years, 10 months ago #40Show comment tools Reply
    saxo_appeal
    Dcx hasn't twigged yet DLM ;) hahaEdit: sorry my mistake, the comment was 'liked' :P


    Hope life is treating you and your little family well x x

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