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Crossing Guards

Che

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Do we really need them?

I'm talking about the ones that are stationed at lights. Sure they are there to make sure the kids get across safe but I mean how hard is it stop on red and go on green? Besides, the only time they do their job (walking out with a little stop sign) is when its ok to walk anyways. I know they're usually seniors who really have nothing else to do but I have to admit they're usually some of the nicest people. How much do they get paid? Isn't this just another waste of tax payers money. I really think there's no need for them, but that's just me.
 

PinkAngeL

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Considering the number of times I have almost been hit by people in cars when I had the right of way, I think it is necessary.
In Toronto it is far more dangerous at intersections than smaller cities.
In the smaller cities, people get tickets for going through yellow lights.
In Toronto drivers take it to mean 3 more cars can get through the intersection.
It is for the safety of children so for me it is money well spent.
My friend was on a bus that hit a child at an intersection and it was horrible.
A life is priceless
 

echootje

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They also server the function of keeping an eye out around school where creepy people might be hanging around.

I've seen them yank kids back from crossing when the child has been all set to just race into the middle of the street.

I say keep em.

Rob
 

zoo

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yes ...

how else would we stop the hoardes of young girls from impaling little bow-wow in his video "Where my Dog's At?"



now there's a sweet job.
 

labRat

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i say they should hire some hot, nekkid girlies to do the job. that way at least you have something to look at while waiting at the red light.

i guess in the winter they could always wear a pair of jean waistbands to cover themselves.

--craig
 
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I was a crossing guard in fourth grade.

Not one kid died on my shifts, because I kept those fuckers safely in check behind my outstretched arms. And for that, I am proud.
 

Wunderbar

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There was a crossing guard at Bathurst and Finch who would take two steps forward whenever the light turned green and hold up his stop sign while school children darted across Finch, nearly getting steamrolled by cars turning right on Bathurst. He was the worst crossing guard I have ever seen but he always wore cool hats.
 

Che

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Originally posted by Tearer
I was a crossing guard in fourth grade.

Not one kid died on my shifts, because I kept those fuckers safely in check behind my outstretched arms. And for that, I am proud.
Oh Josh, you'll always be the "crossing guard" in my life ;)
 

joey

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i think they are more then just there to hold up their sign when the light turns green...

they're kinda like a neighbourhood watch dog
 
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Originally posted by Cheeka

I can fully picture you in your little orange slicker - waving the kids to safety :)
My mind is wrestling whether this is a good or a bad thing.
 
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Originally posted by Che


Oh Josh, you'll always be the "crossing guard" in my life ;)
Let's move in together and I'll protect you from the evil cars every day.
 
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Originally posted by Cheeka


didn't your poodles eat your cats?

since that story I'll never underestimate poodles AGAIN :eek:!!
Well, just one of our cats, but yes, they certainly did.

They're vicious house pets, to be sure, but they make horrible crossing guards.
 

R4V4G3D_SKU11S

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I'm also pretty damn sure they are volunteers - and I think they are a great idea.

Even if they don't physically really do much, they keep kids a little more aware. If a kid sees a crossing guard, it'll remind them to be a bit moer cautious.
 
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rejenerate

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There's a crossing guard at the end of my street. If I'm walking along at 8:30 AM or 12 PM or 3:30 PM, she never crosses me...she just looks at me from across the street. Yes, I may be 26, but I could still get hit!!

And they are not paid...we had an awesome crossing guard for years at the second intersection on the way to school, a very nice retired lady. We bought her chocolates for Xmas and stuff.

And we had safety patrol around my elementary school...kids volunteered for it and do it at lunch.

~jen
 

seeker

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i think what we really need at intersections is a metal arm device -- like at railway crossings -- that comes down to prevent people from turning right on red lights when pedestrians are crossing the street. i've had more near misses with stupid idiots looking left and turning right than i can count.

drivers, remember: pedestrians have the right of way! it defies the laws of physics and the state for you to try and occupy the same space that they do. please, pay attention to those of us on our feet.
 

tella

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Originally posted by basic
I'm also pretty damn sure they are volunteers - and I think they are a great idea.

Even if they don't physically really do much, they keep kids a little more aware. If a kid sees a crossing guard, it'll remind them to be a bit moer cautious.
i don't know about toronto, but here in brampton, crossing guards do get paid..it definitely isn't volunteer work.

big up the crossing guards who sit in their cars during the winter.
 

juice

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Originally posted by Tearer
I was a crossing guard in fourth grade.

Not one kid died on my shifts, because I kept those fuckers safely in check behind my outstretched arms. And for that, I am proud.
Go team safety patroller ... I got a free trip to Quebec City in grade 4 for being a safety patroller, good times :)
 
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