SCP prosecution sends message to drivers
A prosecution by Bath & North East Somerset Council of a driver who failed to stop for a school crossing patrol (SCP) is being highlighted as an example of the penalties that could be faced by others who ignore them.
The driver, an 18 year old woman, was fined £250 plus costs and given six penalty points for driving without due care and attention.
The driver stopped on the crossing narrowly missing the patrol, despite hazard warning signs and flashing lights on all approaches.
Councillor Caroline Roberts, cabinet member for transport, said: “It is really important that drivers observe the SCP rules.
“Bath & North East Somerset Council’s patrols operate to ensure that pupils and parents can cross the road safely. The lollipop must be obeyed and this case sends a clear message to drivers who think that they can get away with failing to stop.”
The Council also thanked witnesses who came forward and gave the statements which enabled the authorities to take the case to court.
For more information contact Beryl Miles, SCP co-ordinator at Bath & North East Somerset Council, on 01225 394922.