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Lollipop campaign warning

Thursday, 7th June 2001.

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to warn drivers they are breaking the law by not stopping when requested to do so by a school crossing patrol officer.
The one-month campaign was launched on Friday by Suffolk County Council, along with eight other local authorities in the Eastern region.
The campaign message, Stop Means Stop, will be flagged up on the sides of 25 buses in Suffolk.
All Haverhill schools will receive campaign posters next week and the library will be getting posters and car stickers, issued free of charge.
Where a school crossing is in operation, drivers are legally bound by the 1984 Road Traffic Act to stop for a patrol officer when requested to do so. Failure to stop can result in a fine, penalty points or even loss of licence.
Many motorists still do not appear to be aware of the law and reported incidents have included failure to stop, driving around patrol officers when they are in the road, harassment and swearing.
A council spokesman said: "Selfish road users who do not stop when requested to do so put others at risk."
If you would like a Stop Means Stop car sticker, please contact Mary Jarret on (01473) 583291.

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