Drivers warned: Stop for lollipop wardens or face four penalty points

Drivers warned: Stop for lollipop wardens or face four penalty points

Drivers are being reminded that they must stop for lollipop men and women when school starts at the end of the month.

The warning comes after school traffic wardens expressed concerns that they are often on the receiving end of motorists' frustrations.

Drivers who do not stop for lollipop men and women could face four penalty points and a €120 fine.

Noel Gibbons is road safety officer with Mayo County Council:

"Unfortunately, they're meeting the aggression of other road users, particularly motorists who are impatient and sometimes showing their aggression through the revving of engines, honking of horns, yelling abuse," he said.

"Some are more worse and pretend they don't see the wardens on the road and actually drive speedily towards the wardens trying to get them to move from the road."

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