The headmaster of a grammar school in Lightcliffe, Yorkshire, is asking local authorities to put traffic calming measures in place around the school in order to make the approach safer for pupils, parents and staff, a news report in the local media was able to reveal.
The headmaster at Hipperholme Grammar School on Wakefield Road in Lightcliffe has asked Calderdale Council to install some sort of traffic calming measures, such as traffic bumps, bollards and specific signage following an incident last week when a lollipop lady received minor injuries after being hit by a car while on crossing patrol.
The school has previously put measures in place to try and improve the situation but Mr Williams feels more needs to be done.
Carolyn Walton, Calderdale Council’s highway network manager, said: “Immediately after the school crossing patrol lady had received medical attention, our school crossing patrol manager stayed with her and afterwards checked and confirmed that all the necessary measures are in place to make the road safe for a school crossing.
“There are extensive safety measures including double yellow lines, bollards and signs. We regularly assess the safety of all our school crossing patrol sites.
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