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REDCAR AND CLEVELAND TO ADVISE WARDENS ON 'LOLLIPOP RAGE'

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Redcar and Cleveland BC is offering lollipop wardens a training day to help them deal with the stress of abusive mo...
Redcar and Cleveland BC is offering lollipop wardens a training day to help them deal with the stress of abusive motorists, according to The Northern Echo (15 April, p1).

'Lollipop rage' is now a recognised condition and several wardens have resigned over the past couple of months because the stress has become too much.

Mike Hall, the council's road safety officer, said: 'This is the first time we have ever done anything like this. But the situation has come to a head and we have got to do something.

'We are getting incidents reported two or three times a day. Drivers are getting more physical and getting out of their cars.'

A recent recruiting campaign for lollipop wardens brought only half a dozen positive responses. Mr Hall added: 'We need more people and we need to ensure they are properly trained. There is still an awful lot of job satisfaction in the work, and we want to emphasise that aspect.'
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