Within the last week, I have received phone calls about parents driving students to school using State Route 117. I have been asked about the legality of students being driven to school using the Highway. To the best of my knowledge it is not illegal to drive a student to school using the highway, but there have been numerous, serious motor vehicle crashes with injuries on State Route 117. I have addressed this concern with some parents and students. I, along with other staff members, have suggested using another route to school. We can't force these parents/students to take another route to school. All I can say is be aware of parents/students of all kinds on the roadways.
Also since the school year is upon us, here are a few more reminders to help with the safety of everyone in their travels:
1) No cell phone use in school zones, NOT EVEN in hands free mode
2) Stop driving motor vehicles in school zones.
3) Watch for stopped school buses while unloading or loading students in your neighborhood even outside school zones.
School Resources Officer