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Traffic seems worse outside schools
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by Palo Verde Parent, Palo Verde School,
on Aug 29, 2008
Traffic behavior is worse outside schools this year from what I have seen. Even though we have a cop on a bike outside our school for the past three days, I have seen bad driving. From not stopping for stopping guards, Uturns outside schools, bad parking blocking residents driveways for 30 minutes after school starts and to general not paying attention to pedestrians - many of which are kids, I have seen numerous bad practices. The attention of those on bikes and scooters are bad also. Sidewalks are primarily for pedestrians and those have not been safe.
I don't know if we have all got into bad habits because we are out of school routine, it is because more kids are not in neighborhood schools and have to be driven to school, or because kindergarten parents and new families don't understand the school rush, but it seems much worse this year than in the past.
Please everyone, be much more careful around schools. The problem motorists must be parents at the school and it would be a bad start to the school year if there was a bad accident and two families from the same school were the ones involved.
Please drive safely near our schools.