Car insurance: Lollipop police on the way

Friday, 02 May 2008

Video cameras will be concealed inside lollipop poles at crossings in an attempt to cut down on bad driving, it has been revealed.

Lollipop men and women are set to be given the devices after local councils stated that there had been a high number of incidents at such crossings with aggressive drivers.

The Local Government Association's spokesman noted that it is "unbelievable" that the equipment has to be deployed, but that bad motorists are risking lives.

He commented: "The lives of children are at risk from increasing numbers of drivers who are so selfish that they are willing to put lives at risk by refusing to stop for 30 seconds at a school crossing."

Areas of the Black Country are to become some of the first to take on the new technology, such as the council in Dudley.

One lollipop man from Hampshire was involved in an accident last year and now has trouble walking without help, reports the Daily Express.

Drivers caught breaking the law may find that their car insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

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