The Doctor has been voted the top fantasy “lollipop man” to guide children across the road, according to a survey commissioned by Kwik Fit.
3,000 children aged 7 to 14 were questioned, with over a quarter (27%) preferring the assistance of TV’s time travelling adventurer over X Factor judge Cheryl Cole who won 21% or votes. Apparently Ms Cole is a role model, but somehow I can’t see her in flourescent yellow overcoat with reflective white panels holding a big aluminium sign at 8.30am; the survey was released as part of National Road Safety Week, an important annual scheme to highlight the importance of road safety with the ever-decreasing days of sunlight during winter.
Brendan Devine, managing director of Kwik Fit Insurance
“The competition is all about celebrating lollipop people and the work they do in keeping our young people safe as they cross the road, and it was interesting to see which famous face was the most popular choice for this important job.”