Driving in the Dear Green Place.

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Re: Lollycams to trap speeders

Postby Mori » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:41 am

Wonder how much extra the lollies will get paid extra for this stint. ::):

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Lollycams to trap speeders

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The 'lollycams' could be rolled out to all of the 300 school crossing staff across Glasgow


SCHOOL crossing patrols in Glasgow are to test a secret weapon in the fight against dangerous drivers - lollycams.
The £1000 video cameras will be fitted to some of the city's 300 hand-held lollipop' signs, allowing crossing patrols to record offenders who ignore their instructions to stop.
The mini cameras, fitted to either side of the pole, record video and sound and capture reckless drivers on film.
The cameras are activated when the pole touches the ground and are pointed at the offending car to record the number plate.
The company which runs school crossing patrols in Glasgow hopes the cameras will give police a greater chance of securing convictions against speeding drivers - with fines of up to £1000 - and act as a deterrent.
Although similar systems have been tested in parts of England, it's believed it will be the first time such technology has been used in Scotland.
Cordia, the new arms-length company created by Glasgow City Council earlier this week, has taken over services run by the council's Direct and Care Services department, including school crossings.
Cordia managing director Fergus Chambers said: "One of the biggest problems we have is speeding cars, which don't slow down.
"Quoting the registration number to the police isn't always enough. We have to protect staff as well as customers."
Witnesses can help secure convictions, but they aren't always available or may not be deemed reliable enough - if they are children, for example.
Mr Chambers said Cordia was still researching the best technology for the lollipop cameras, but expected installation to cost around £1000 per sign.
He added: "It isn't expensive when you're talking in terms of the life of a child."
The company is looking to secure a sponsor for the scheme, but will go ahead without one if necessary, which could be within a month.
Initially, a small number of signs will be tested at problem crossings. If successful, they could be rolled out to most of Glasgow's 300 school crossing staff.
A police spokeswoman said: "There are always occasional drivers who don't obey the crossing patrols. If this is another piece of evidence which can be presented to the fiscal that is obviously welcome."

Publication date 03/04/09
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:12 am

Mr Chambers said Cordia was still researching the best technology for the lollipop cameras, but expected installation to cost around £1000 per sign.
He added: "It isn't expensive when you're talking in terms of the life of a child."


Unlike removing patrols from crossings with Lights and those used only by secondary school children. Anything other than remove traffic wardens from their income generating duties when a patroller misses a shift.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:41 am

I was walking home yesterday and as I was crossing a road, the lollipop lady walked out to stop the traffic, so I said "Well, I'm not far off my second childhood..."

The lady explained that South Lanarkshire Council have told them they can stop the traffic for anyone these days, not just kids. Quite sensible too.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:56 am

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:53 pm

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Pretty busy on the roads tommorow... thought i'd post this up.

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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Squigster » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:19 pm

And not forgetting the Kelvin Angling Association EGM in Milngavie!!!!
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby John » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:21 pm

:D You have obviously got your priorities right.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Squigster » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:28 pm

John wrote::D You have obviously got your priorities right.

I'm gutted that the footie & the meeting are on the same night - Not too worried about missing the tax dodgers :)
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby John » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:29 pm

Heh heh heh.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby hungryjoe » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:28 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:I was walking home yesterday and as I was crossing a road, the lollipop lady walked out to stop the traffic, so I said "Well, I'm not far off my second childhood..."

The lady explained that South Lanarkshire Council have told them they can stop the traffic for anyone these days, not just kids. Quite sensible too.

Unless the law has changed, lollipop men/ladies have no power to stop traffic at all. They are supposed to wait until the road is clear before they "do their thing". Traffic approaching once the lollipop person is on a crossing and displaying their lollipop must stop, but lollipop men/ladies have no powers to jump onto the road and stop traffic.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:42 pm

Then again there was the incident at Auchenshuggle when someone drove past the crossing patrol at the Good Shepherd PS. The Lollipop person still managed to get the stick through the rear window.I believe he was "counselled " under the Education department's discipline procedures.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Doorstop » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:51 pm

Never mind counselling .. is there any chance of getting him in the track and field team for the 2012 Olympics?

If he can hit a moving target like that wi' a lollipop imagine what he could do wi' a javelin.
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:12 pm

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Wednesday 09 September 2009

Glasgow cements its position as Scottish leader in adpotion of low carbon vehicles

Glasgow has been chosen to participate in the Joined-Cities Plan, an £11m scheme launched by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) that will help cities deploy a network of recharging points for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The scheme has been created to help support the roll-out of a single national network that will ultimately enable plug-in vehicles to be easily used and recharged anywhere, including at home.
Through the Joined-Cities Plan, local authorities and electricity distribution network operators will install recharging infrastructure allowing consumers to easily use their electric vehicles in any of the other major UK cities in the scheme, including Birmingham, Coventry, Glasgow, London, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Oxford and Sunderland.
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby Mori » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:49 pm

ET

New survey reveals anger at bad state of Glasgow roads

GLASGOW'S pothole-scarred roads are one of the biggest bugbears for residents about living in the city, a new study has shown.
A survey has shown around 75% of motorists and commuters are unhappy with the state of the city's streets.
Road and pavement maintenance rated lowest in a city-wide poll by Scotland's largest local authority on the services it provides.
Glasgow's roads recorded a satisfaction rate of just 25%, although that was a 15% rise on a previous study last autumn.

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Glasgow's roads are riddled with more than 18,000 potholes, which would cost up to £110million to repair
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Re: Driving in the Dear Green Place.

Postby rabmania » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:22 pm

Mori wrote:ET

New survey reveals anger at bad state of Glasgow roads

GLASGOW'S pothole-scarred roads are one of the biggest bugbears for residents about living in the city, a new study has shown.
A survey has shown around 75% of motorists and commuters are unhappy with the state of the city's streets.
Road and pavement maintenance rated lowest in a city-wide poll by Scotland's largest local authority on the services it provides.
Glasgow's roads recorded a satisfaction rate of just 25%, although that was a 15% rise on a previous study last autumn.

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Glasgow's roads are riddled with more than 18,000 potholes, which would cost up to £110million to repair


and no Albert Hall to put them in...
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