Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/10/2016. Tags: Parenting Teachers
A programme piloted in Mayo and Kildare which used Go Pro cameras on Lollipop signs has proven successful in detering dangerous driving.
The pilot was trialed in an effort to promote road safety and to catch dangerous drivers who fail to stop for pedestrian crossings used by children to get to school.
Speaking to RTE's Morning Ireland, Declan Keogh, Road Safety Officer with Kildare County Council comments:
'It’s been a huge deterrent and it’s been of great value to see that the drivers are actually obeying what they should be doing - the worst of it is they’re actually doing the right thing, but they should be doing it always '
'Having the cameras here at the school crossings allows the school wardens a bit more comfort and safety. It’s a terrible thing to say that you actually have to put a camera in place for them to do that. '
Drivers were notified of the presence of cameras through signs placed near the pilot schools in question and parents welcomed the use of the cameras, said Keogh.