Possible answer to school drop-off traffic chaos

Regarding your recent correspondence about car- driving parents dropping children off at (Buckingham Park) school, we have to accept that schools are often out of comfortable walking range of parents '“ especially parents needing to then get to work. So car journeys are needed, even more so on dark, wet mornings.

Saturday, 26th March 2016, 11:28 am

The resulting congestion around school entrances has to be accepted, and it would surely, therefore, seem sensible to expect children to live with the situation – even if it means stepping on the road at times. Is this any more dangerous than other risks in life?

However, one way of easing the problem might be to have a ‘crocodile’ assembly point, maybe 100 to 200 yards away from the school, and ideally near a car park, or failing this near one or more wide roads.

Existing lollipop ladies and men might be re-assigned to crocodile duties, and would set off at regular intervals – say every three minutes on the journey to school. The reverse would happen at end of day.

It is unlikely that there would be enough existing lollipop ladies and men, so they could be supplemented by more recruits and/or teachers and/or parents, grandparents or other volunteers.

Mike Wooldridge


Shoreham Beach


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