Thanks for keeping kids safe | Letter to the editor

I wanted to write a quick note of thanks to the city and school district. We are a few weeks into the new school year and many drivers seem to have not yet noticed kids are out on the side of streets waiting for the bus or walking to school. Cars zip by kids well beyond the posted 25 mph limits.

Recently, a few of us parents waited in the mornings and afternoons for the school bus and decided something needed to be done. We reached out to the city, and the city responded quickly.

The city reached out to the school district, updated where the school bus stops were and then moved the school bus stop warning signs on Macadam Road. Emphasis patrols were sent out, and new driver speed alert signs were installed. Rachel Bianchi, Eric Hines and Mayor Allen Eckberg were especially helpful to the parents and kids that were watching the hot rodders tear down our streets.

Thanks to the city, the school district and the drivers who slow down around our kids.

– Zack Hudgins


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