Resident hits out at cars blocking crossing
A PHOTO has emerged of a car blocking a pavement used by children heading to and from school.
The black car is parked directly opposite a pedestrian refuge designed to help pupils cross the busy Leamington Road in Styvechale safely.
The bad parking is also particularly dangerous for blind and visually-impaired people, and for wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs. One resident, who asked not to be named, but who lives along the Leamington Road, Styvechale, said it was an example of what had become a daily occurrence after the removal of a lollipop lady.
She said: “Cars are blocking this crossing on a daily basis at the moment.
“They are asked repeatedly by mums with pushchairs on the school run to move.
“It is becoming a topic of conversation at the school gate daily and people are genuinely concerned about how dangerous this is becoming.”
She added that it wasn’t just cars, but vans also.
The resident said it was becoming clear that people parking there were putting their convenience before the safety of others.
She added: “This is a crossing point on the Leamington Road which is a very busy road, especially during rush hour.
“It is used extensively during the school run and is the main route on to the estate.
“Until recently it was manned by a lollipop lady due to how difficult and dangerous it was to cross but unfortunately funding was pulled.
“Frankly it’s becoming ridiculous and it’s clear that people are putting their convenience over the safety of other road users.
“What is the most disappointing is that every single one of these vehicles could park about 10 yards further up the hill and would not obstruct the crossing at all. “They just don’t care. “Sometimes they move when asked and then the following day they park across it again.”