Stop for the Lollipop

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Lollipop ladies and men are appealing to road users to obey the law when they step into the road in their ‘Stop Means Stop’ campaign running until the end of this week.

School Crossing Patrols sometimes fear for their safety as busy motorists continue driving rather than applying their brakes for the lollipop person.

Around 140 School Crossing Patrols operate on Hertfordshire’s busy roads in all weathers, helping more than 12,000 children and their families cross roads on their way to and from school each day.

A ‘drive through’ offence could lead to a fine of up to £1,000 plus penalty points.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said: ‘All drivers and cyclists should be taking extra care and attention near to schools and the fluorescent uniforms and lollipop signs of our Patrols are highly visible. Nobody should be in such a hurry that they can’t stop for a few moments for the safety of others.’