Lights are cheaper
RE: No crossing patrol puts children at risk, ET, June 14
It would be cheaper to put traffic lights in than employ a crossing patrol person. I know they do a good job, but by walking out into the road before children even get to it so they can walk straight across is not teaching them road safety. I have seen this so many times in yaxley and it makes me mad. The lady sees a child coming so she presses the button and the lights are red way before they even get there and are green for us to go, but the child has only just got there. I know we are taking about zebra crossings but I feel so mad about this stupid thing they do. Surely they are missing an opportunity to help teach them to be safer. They even do it when there is a parent with the children. Mad. Some of them just like the power it gives them although most do a great job.