We had a call from a very concerned motorist during the week who had to make an emergency stop when a child crossed the ‘pinch point’ in Oakwood Road without looking. The child was engrossed with their mobile phone, I believe. Please speak to your child about crossing safely and remind them that the pinch point (road calming measure) is not to be treated as a zebra crossing. Cars are not obliged to stop at this point in the road. However, the fact that many do stop gives the children a false sense of security which is clearly a safety concern.