6 Nov 2016.
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Bristol Lollipop Patrol Money was Squandered on 20 Limits
Over-zealous expenditure on 20mph limits has made roads less safe for children.
20mph speed limit signBristol Council claims they can no longer afford crossing patrols 1 yet they recently spent £2.3 million on 20mph speed limits This would have been enough to fund the 67 lollipop patrols at £360,000 p.a. for 6.5 years.

ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries said:
“We campaigned against Bristol Council's ineffective and wasteful 20mph limits, but they went ahead regardless. One of our arguments was that the £2.3 million could be better spent on more effective safety measures, notably including more crossing patrols.

Now they plan to scrap all crossing patrols. Removing crossing patrols is a dangerous step which could result in the very accidents the council and their 20 mph advocates are keen to prevent.

Well-meaning but ill-advised 20 limit campaigners must realise that money diverted to ineffective 20 limits will inevitably reduce the overall road safety budget which could result in death or injury.”

 
 
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1. Daily Mail — Council prepares to axe ALL of its lollipop ladies: Bristol to lose crossing patrol staff to save £360,000-a-year
 
 
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