Provision of a safe road crossing facility at Littletown JI&N School
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The Littletown lollipop crossing patrol person has decided to retire at the end of September, but Kirklees Council have decided that he will not be replaced. We strongly believe that this will dramatically affect the safety of children crossing Bradford Road.
Parents and teachers at Littletown school are very concerned about the lack of a crossing patrol person outside their school. Although there is a zebra crossing in place, many cars do not stop at the zebra crossing when pedestrians are waiting to cross. Bradford Road is a very busy "A" road, along which many cars travel at speeds well above the speed limit. Furthermore, there are parking bays all along the road, almost up to the school gates, which greatly reduces drivers visibility of pedestrians walking on the pavement. Small children will be especially difficult to see at the zebra crossing because of this.
Many traffic accidents have occurred at the zebra crossing, and parents and teachers are very concerned that it is only a matter of time before a small child is knocked down while attempting to use the crossing.
We want Kirklees Council to consider changing the zebra crossing for a set of pelican traffic lights, which would force traffic to stop, allowing children to cross in safety. We would also like Kirklees Council to consider adding road signage warning drivers that they are approaching a school, with the addition of flashing lights at start of school and end of school timings.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SHOW THE COUNCIL HOW MANY PEOPLE FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT PROTECTING THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN AT LITTLETOWN SCHOOL.
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