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T: 023 8086 4500
M: 075 4532 5209
E: dharrison100@aol.com

Councillor Davod Harrison

Salisbury Road Child Road Casualty

school crossing patrol
school crossing patrol

I had one of those calls that you hate getting… a resident reporting that a child has been involved in an accident whilst crossing Salisbury Road today.

I understand that the traffic lights at the location (junction with Testwood Lane) are out of action and have been for some time.

Fortunately, the child involved, a Testwood school pupil, has been discharged from hospital. It does not appear that the injuries are too serious.

I will be asking Hampshire Highways why these lights have been out of action for this long and what the situation is with school crossing patrols.

In the face of protests, the Tories steered away from the original threat of making all school crossing patrol officers redundant.

However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t losing them by stealth.

When they retire, they aren’t always replaced.

Clearly the cause of this accident will need to be closely investigated.

The absence of traffic lights may or may not be a factor.

It does reinforce why the road is subject to a 30 mph speed limit and subject to regular speed enforcement.

This is an article I wrote for my website back in 2015:


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