A school is sending teachers to help children cross a road safely after a pedestrian crossing was smashed in an accident.
The pedestrian crossing next to McDonalds on the Silk Road in Macclesfield, was damaged in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police said a black golf car smashed into one of the traffic lights on its side and left the crossing out of operation.
Senior members of staff from Tytherington School in high-vis gear worked with local PCSOs to stop traffic and guide families across the road on Monday morning.
Headteacher Manny Botwe said he reported the problem to Cheshire East council but was forced to send staff to help after no action was taken.
He said: “It’s really dangerous for the staff but we need to make sure the kids get across safely. Cars fly along that road at 60mph.
“We reported it to the council on Sunday and made several calls on Monday, but nothing was done. It’s not just our secondary school kids, it’s mums with little children getting to Marlborough Primary.”
A council spokesman said temporary lights have been put in place and a permanent repair will be made on Thursday.
Andy Hall, who works at nearby AstraZeneca, said: “It’s extremely fortunate that no-one was at the crossing at the time of the accident.”
Police said the incident happened at around 2.50am on Sunday and that afterwards a man from Sale had been charged with failing to provide a breath specimen and released on bail, to appear at Stockport Magistrates.