In an unseasonal move, Vale of Glamorgan Council has banned a “lollypop lady” from giving pupils a high-five greeting.
The school crossing patrol at Llantwit Major has been subject of two complaints and the council says she has not followed guidelines but parents are said to be on her side and the guidelines are not prescriptive.
With drivers’ use of mobile phones acknowledged as endemic, two-thirds of motorists believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety according to research for Continental Tyres.
All cars being fitted with some form of blocking device was considered a more effective plan than harsher penalties or more education as road users reveal they cannot resist temptation.
Regulators ordered Uber to remove its self-driving vehicles from Californian roads on the same day that the company’s vehicles were caught running red lights, violations the company immediately blamed on “human error”.
“It is essential that Uber takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of the public,” the California department of motor vehicles wrote to Uber after it defied government officials and began piloting the cars without permits in San Francisco .