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This is my story on the Metro website. Here’s the original! http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/parents-shock-lollipop-mans-high-five-5065781
A lollipop man has been ordered to stop ‘high-fiving’ children on his primary school crossing – in case he causes an accident.
Roger Green was told by council bosses that his greeting ‘confuses drivers’ and takes their attention away from the road.
But parents at the school branded the ban ‘ridiculous’ and urged the council to reverse its decision.
The 64-year-old warden was informed at his annual assessment that a driver had complained about his actions slowing down traffic.
Mr Green said: ‘I put a sign up for couple of days saying that I could no longer high-five children.
‘The parents say they can’t understand why the ban is in place.
‘I have to follow what my boss says, but it is a harmless piece of fun and all the children like it.’
Now parents at Sandy Lane Primary School are planning to send a petition to the council in…
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