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Bid to stop abusive drivers

PUBLISHED: 18:09 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 05 July 2010

A NEW campaign is being launched on Suffolk's roads targeting drivers who fail to stop or are rude and abusive to school crossing patrols.

The "Stop Means Stop" annual campaign is being rolled out across the county following a series of incidents in which drivers have failed to stop or who are rude and abusive to the men and woman staffing the patrols.

A NEW campaign is being launched on Suffolk's roads targeting drivers who fail to stop or are rude and abusive to school crossing patrols.

The “Stop Means Stop” annual campaign is being rolled out across the county following a series of incidents in which drivers have failed to stop or who are rude and abusive to the men and woman staffing the patrols.

Suffolk County Council, in partnership with other authorities in the Eastern Region, have launched the campaign to counteract the problem after the road safety team received a number of complaints from patrols about the selfish behaviour of some drivers.

The complaints about drivers included failure to stop; driving round the patrol officer when they are on the road; using abusive language; threatening the patrol officer with physical violence and loudly revving the engine while the patrol and children are in the road.

Suffolk County Council is asking for the help of people in promoting the campaign by displaying a car sticker which is available free from the road safety team.

Contact them on 01473 265006 to request your car sticker or for any further information.

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