Yes. Yes, We Can…

“When it comes to our children, we can never be too careful. It’s a hazardous road and can be very dangerous.”

So rather than expect parents to be responsible for their children (if you can’t ‘hold their hands all the time’, try reins!), let’s slow down traffic.

“As a paediatrician, I spend a lot of time in A&E. Injuries from people being hit by cars have tremendously devastating effects.

We must take action before it is too late.”

Why is the ‘take action’ bit aimed at the cars? Why not expect some parental responsibility?

Councillor Kate Salinger, chairman of the task and finish group, said: “There is a good deal of work to be done and it is very important that the council gets it right.

“Four petitions have been handed into council from people who live around certain schools in the borough asking that the area around each school be made a 20 mph limit area. We need to have a borough wide policy that works for all.”

Why do you?

4 comments for “Yes. Yes, We Can…

  1. wiggia
    February 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I live in a 20mph zone, as the ACPO considers these zones to be “advisory” and self regulating, whatever that means, I can assure Councillor Salinger they are a waste of time.
    As all the usual miscreants are aware that no enforcement ever takes place they treat the zone as a challenge to see how far over the limit they can go, there are better ways to spend public money and this isn’t one of them.

  2. Lynne at Counting Cats
    February 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    It’s not going to end at schools. I live in a village where the 20mph limit has been adopted (and not just on the main road in and out of the village) – a mile from the nearest school!

  3. amfortas
    February 6, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I see ’employment opportunity’ ahead, carrying a red flag. A ‘Work for the Dole’ program should be immediately implemented providing ‘opportunity’ to the unemployed to be employed walking (at a modestly quick pace of course)in front of traffic within a mile (or more? to be determined by a committee of worthies) of schools, kindergartens, hospitals, old-age ‘care’ homes, citizen’s advice info places, bus depots, nightclubs, Catholic Churches etc etc. After all we can NEVER be too careful.

    The newly employed will have to have a ‘police check’ of course to weed out paedophiles and female ex-school teachers who have had accusations of cuddling children or touching them when applying sticking plasters to cuts. Those unemployed can be employed making the flags.

  4. Fandango
    February 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Thank goodness somebody has mentioned reins!
    Every child had these in the day when a parent took responsibility of their child rather than expecting everybody else to do so.
    I dare say there is a pressure group somewhere that likens them to a dogs lead but seeing as neither a dog nor a small child understand the road, they are a good thing.
    Again, outsourcing responsibility to others will win the day. 😥

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