Letter to the Editor: Follow the law

March 2015 Posted in Columnists & Opinion

I can’t keep quiet any longer.

Today, one of our precious elementary teachers came into the building visibly shaken and nearly in tears, because she was walking across the crosswalk (you know the one with the big white lines) in front of Eugene Field Elementary School.

A car had stopped.

Another car behind her, on their cell phone, tried zipping around the first car, and just missed our beloved teacher.

Hundreds of people cross these highways by foot to get to our school.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE SCHOOL. It’s an elementary school – the white lines mean people are crossing the highway.

Two days ago, an armoured (heavy vehicle) sprinted on past at about 35 miles an hour. I have done finger shaking…it is all I have, until I decided to send out this reminder.

There are more than 600 students, staff and families that are in and out of the building daily. Just because our students are small, they cannot be counted as halves. They are our most precious members of our community. Please keep your eyes on the road, and remember crosswalkers have the right of way!

Suellen Nida, RN

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