Poor driving puts schoolkids at risk

Essex County Standard: Safety show – a mock emergency scenario was set up outside the school Safety show – a mock emergency scenario was set up outside the school

CHILDREN’S safety is being put at risk outside a primary school by rogue drivers, a headteacher has warned.

Craig Duncan, head at Queen Boudica Primary School, in Colchester’s Mile End, said bad parking near to the school can make roads almost impassable and drivers’ actions are becoming a threat to pupils.

He said: “The road is not built for the traffic it takes and we are concerned because there are a lot of children.

“Often they are having to cross a very busy road and having cars parked so they cannot see is dangerous.”

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1:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

James 1 says...

How long has this subject been a bone of contention with head teachers and others? I would say 20 or perhaps 30 years

These reports are never in a 'positive; mode. This one says "it CAN make the road impassable not "IT DOES" make ...Drivers actions are 'BECOMING A THREAT' etc. Not "THEY ARE A THREAT.

I fully accept he is concerned for the children but as long as these people are not parking illegally there is very little he can do. ...

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How long has this subject been a bone of contention with head teachers and others? I would say 20 or perhaps 30 years These reports are never in a 'positive; mode. This one says "it CAN make the road impassable not "IT DOES" make ...Drivers actions are 'BECOMING A THREAT' etc. Not "THEY ARE A THREAT. I fully accept he is concerned for the children but as long as these people are not parking illegally there is very little he can do. ... . James 1
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