Ignoring lollipop ladies could impact car insurance

Monday, 17 May 2010

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Drivers should treat school crossings with the upmost respect and not think they can ignore them, as this could have consequences for the cost of their car insurance.

The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership issued the warning after reports up and down the county of people ignoring lollipop ladies and driving through regardless.

Greg Burgess, principal road safety co-ordinator at the organisation, told thisislincolnshire.co.uk that the law is quite clear and that motorists could be putting their car insurance costs under threat.

"Driving through a school crossing patrol is careless driving, an offence which can lead to a fine of up to ?2,000 plus points," he said.

Mr Burgess went on to add that it is only a minority who flout the rules and warned them that driving in such a manner also puts lives at risk and that they could face a prison sentence should they kill or injure a pedestrian.

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