Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Motorists Beware



Recently a few councils in England decided to remove speed cameras from areas where they have no safety purpose. This was praised as a sensible move by most.

Now, in Glasgow, school crossing patrollers (lollipop men and women) are to have their lollipops fitted with cameras to deter dangerous driving in a new safety scheme.

The 'Lollicam' initiative is being trialled at three Glasgow primary schools following successful tests in England. They are activated automatically when the lollipop poles are held vertically.

Footage captured by crossing patrollers can be used as evidence to help police prosecute careless or dangerous drivers. The company plans to roll it out across Glasgow if the trial proves successful.

All these mums and dads who drop their children off near the school gates on their way to work will need to beware. Their actions could be interpreted as careless driving. Could I suggest they let them loose round the corner, well out of sight of this mini CCTV.


17 comments:

Smoking Hot said...

Where there are school crossings and lollipop attendants has to be one of the few places where drivers are particularly careful. These are not speed cameras but cctv that operates when lollipop is vertical .. so they operate all the time then :)

So they aren't for safety so what could they be for? l mean it's not as though there's dangerous driving as everyone is very careful. They have to be as vehicles park anywhere they can to drop the kids off <<<<<< :) Parking tickets!!!!

tris said...

Better still they could let the little darlings (shock horror) walk to school.

I some people in rural areas do live a long way from school and I'm not suggesting a return to the good old days when kids walked 5 miles to school and 5 miles back, although these people tell us it did them no harm.

But it's a joke. I live by a school in town... no farm kids here. And there are podgy kids being given a lift in a 4 x 4, by mum on her cell phone, parked on double yellows, blocking the road on a busy bus route, without a single care for anyone else.

Me me me....

There are children in my own family who might as well not bother having legs.

Actually, I'm sure there's a short story by H H Munroe (Saki) where the human race has has lost the use of its legs because of under use.

I never once got a lift to school from my parent, which may be why I have a 32'' waist.

subrosa said...

Parking tickets or careless driving fines (parking on yellow lines etc) Smoking Hot.

More Big Brother.

subrosa said...

I walked to school - just over a mile - every school day for 10 years Tris. When in secondary and I had my cello plus schoolbag, I used to spend part of my dinner money on the bus along the Clepy if I was desperate.

Sometimes I was allowed to use my mother's bike but that wasn't often because it was far too big for me. That stopped after I had quite a serious injury (double fractured foot and ankle) when I fell off after skidding on the newly laid gravel after road surfacing. I remember that day well. In fact I remember it every day now because that foot and ankle now causes problems.

Never had a lift either so that's maybe why I have a 32" waist too. ;) (Well slightly less).

brownlie said...

Tris/subrosa,

Where did you get the 32" waist from? I've been looking for one for ages because I'm so skinny.

subrosa said...

Well brownlie, mine isn't exactly 32" but I didn't want Tris to feel on the plump side. ;)

You can get one from McDonalds or any fast food outlet. A takeaway a day works too I believe.

More advice is available from the 'Of course I'm slim and no, I never look in mirrors' website.

tris said...

LOL LOL LOL....

You're just like a rake SR!

And as for you Brownlie... or should i call you Tubs....

Try walking to school in the morning, just like SR adn me!

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

I used to be dropped off and collected by car.

Mind you it only happened ten times a year.

subrosa said...

Ah Tris, how I wish. I always thought middle age spread was a myth...

subrosa said...

I used to be a dropper and collector about that many times too RA.;)

brownlie said...

Tubs indeed! When I was an actor I was so thin they asked me to play the lead in Lassie Come Home.

Joe Public said...

brownlie said... @ 16:40

".... When I was an actor I was so thin they asked me to play the lead in Lassie Come Home."

So you were long, thin, supple & had skin like leather?

brownlie said...

Joe, well worked out!! Still got the skin like leather!

Joe Public said...

Is there any truth in the rumour that Sandwell Council has placed a bulk order for those cameras craftily disguised as innocent school-lollipop signs?

They'd be very useful for capturing evidence of litter-droppers.

Perhaps Ms Raccoon could e-mail the suggestion to them.

subrosa said...

Brownlie, I was once asked to stand in for Twiggy. :)

subrosa said...

Joe, you forgot to mention the unusual body hair. :) Sorry brownlie.

subrosa said...

I will have a word with Ms Raccoon immediately Joe. She's fortunate that she blogs outwith Westminster's restrictions but no matter,

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