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Dangerous drivers speeding past school
3:30pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Letters
I AM the school crossing patrol lady for Wyndham Park School and I am writing about a worrying incident that happened to me.
One afternoon I walked out into the middle of Somerset Road, arms out, fully visible, ready to help someone cross over as I have been doing for several years now.
I heard and saw a motorist turning the corner and I knew through instinct the vehicle had no intention of stopping, as it was travelling too fast, and all I could do was stand still in the hope it saw me and made an attempt to avoid me. I turned sideways to let the vehicle pass.
Once it had passed I felt quite shaken and couldn’t believe this had just happened. Luckily the person I was helping to cross didn’t step out into the road until the motorist had gone.
Thank goodness there weren’t any children otherwise there would certainly have been a fatality.
Minutes later I walked out into the middle of the road to let a grandmother cross and yet another speeding motorist came from the same direction, stopping only inches away from my legs. Luckily the lady crossed safely.
Please can this serve as a reminder that motorists should slow down and show consideration when going past a school otherwise there will be a death – hopefully not mine.
LYN ROBSON, Salisbury