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Lollipop people protecting pedestrian crossings

When I was young crossing wardens – or whatever you would like to call them, we called them lollipop men and women – would stand at appropriate points of the road where kids would often try and cross, these were where there were usually no other safe places to cross the road, or where kids found it easier to.

Now I just see them standing at traffic lights, traffic lights where there is already a crossing. Simply pressing a button changes lights to red and the cars stop allowing people to cross. So why are they there?

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