Drivers putting lives in dan­ger

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE -

THERE are oc­ca­sions when the sheer stu­pid­ity of some mo­torists re­ally does defy be­lief (see page 15).

There is a tem­po­rary pedes­tri­anised zone in place at St Mary’s RC Pri­mary for a very good rea­son — to pro­tect pupils and par­ents walk­ing them to and from classes.

The re­stric­tion lasts a to­tal of 75 min­utes each day, and it’s not un­rea­son­able to ex­pect drivers to use al­ter­na­tive routes when young­sters are milling about be­fore and af­ter lessons.

But some seem to think the safety mea­sures do not ap­ply to them and they are be­ing flouted by a self­ish and ig­no­rant mi­nor­ity.

Mums and dads whose chil­dren at­tend the pri­mary now fear the sit­u­a­tion is a se­ri­ous — or even fa­tal — ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen.

Some have called for bar­ri­ers to be in­stalled to close off the road dur­ing the times the re­stric­tion on ve­hi­cles is in force.

Or mo­torists could just start obey­ing the rules and stop putting lives at risk.

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