Losing crossing guards a bad idea

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Editor’s note: This letter is addressed to municipal council.

Sir: In regards to the issue of replacing crosswalk monitors with automated light warnings, I am surprised at council’s decision to install lights and replace crossing guards near schools.

I do not think this is a good decision, as many people don’t notice the automated lights where they are now, and it may at some point lead to an accident waiting to happen.

It’s not so much a problem with the crossing guards as they seem to be more visible to vehicle drivers and pedestrians alike.

Perhaps it is too late for council to revisit this situation at a future meeting?

It may seem to be cheaper to replace the crossing guards with automated light services, but will it really be that much safer?

Frank Doyle

Chatham

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