A child was killed in New York City when he was crossing the street on the way to school, and a large truck was unaware the child was crossing the street and the child was killed.
We discovered the school crossing guard was supposed to be at the intersection at 7:30AM, but at 8:12AM, she was still home.
It also came out this was not the first time the guard didn't come to work, and it happens more times then it acceptable.
We developed an App that requires a guard to use their smartphone to communicate with us by providing the guard's geocode and we know precisely where and when they are at work.
Like PlatformSafe, we would like a short video... and snapshots of the video for a slideshow.
The initial concept provided by another artist, but not completed, is at [url removed, login to view]
We don't have the source images.
The challenge is to show the risk of having no crossing guard.
One image to show the the risk is to have one scene where the guard is in the cross walk.... standing in the middle with the stop sign in his hand.
He would be standing, facing a passenger vehicle that is stopped. The children are crossing the street safely.
The face of the driver smiling.
The other image showing the risk of not having a school crossing guard... is to to have a boy and a girl in the middle of the cross walk... exactly in the center...
There is no crossing guard...and in both directions there are vehicles already partially in the intersection....
One vehicle is a large truck, tractor/trailer... with a shocked driver face...
and black tire marks on the road behind the wheels of the truck to indicate he slammed on his brakes and skidded not to hit the children.
Maybe an adult on the sidewalk with their arms in the air like they are yelling and running.
The other image... is the school crossing guard... on the sidewalk...
taking a photo of the intersection with an iPhone....
The children and a parent are on the sidewalk... not the cross walk...
So the first image is a normal intersection with a crossing guard.
The second image is without a crossing guard... and the danger...
The third image is our solution to make sure that a crossing guard ia present,
when they are supposed to be present.