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.