Students, parents need to respect rules of road

Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

After reading the pro and con opinions on the closing of portion of De Leon Street, I would like to take this opportunity to invite the residents of that area and the parents of St. Joseph High School students to visit Carriage Point some afternoon. After your visit, then consider your opinion.

I frequently watch as East High School students run, dart, stroll or strut across four lanes of busy, Mockingbird Lane traffic. All their traffic disruption is the result of their parents or rides parked in a nonparking area, partially parked on a private lawn and even parked in front of the fire hydrants.

They frequently throw their bottles and trash on the street while they wait. Police occasionally come, and the waiting cars move, only to return when the patrol car is out of sight. Until the police issue the maximum parking violation tickets and become a continuing presence, the problems will continue.

I am surprised that a student hasn't been hurt or a wreck hasn't happened. It is just a matter of time.

It has been stated that high school students should be smart enough to cross a street. Likewise, parents should be smart enough to not encourage them to do so.

Perhaps, with the new school administration in place, the exit problems at both high schools should be reviewed.

Del Jaschke, Victoria



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