Do people know what cane is for?

Bexhill Observer Letters
Bexhill Observer Letters

Reading in the Hastings Observer of February 10 that a councillor was teaching the Highway Code road safety 
in a workshop at a primary school last month appealed to me.

It seems Cllr James Bacon helped All Saints Junior Academy’s school council learn how to keep safe near roads. Cllr Bacon said it was an ‘absolute pleasure’ to work with the kids.

May I take this opportunity to also bring forward the importance of disabled aids. I am partially sighted/hearing impaired.

When I was stable with canes, two years running, I bumped into the same child many years ago. At the time he was about six years old.

He wanted to know what they meant and why they weren’t taught about at school.

A fair point to consider even in today’s standards, don’t you agree?

Back then I researched among some adults. Would you believe even some didn’t know what a red/white cane meant, and I was first issued it by social services.

At that time, only an ambulance man knew the significance, and its meaning. I was told at the time all drivers should know as it was mentioned at the back of the Highway Code.

Is it in the current Highway Code I wonder? Another thought to think about.

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