Harvest Park Parents Block Sidewalk-Walnut Grove students Squeeze Between Their Bumpers
Original post made by Sophia on Feb 22, 2008
Very small children walking home from Walnut Grove Elementary School are faced with a completely blocked sidewalk. They must thread between bumpers. Often the drivers of these vehicles are high up in SUVs or other raised vehicles, reducing visibility, and very often they're on the phone. It's unnerving to watch these little kids wind their way among the trucks.
I don't have children at either school, I am a neighbor. If you are all comfortable with this situation, that's fine. It seems like a risky situation to me.
on Feb 24, 2008 at 5:49 pm
I agree with you!!! I live around the corner from both of these schools and always see large SUVS blocking sidewalks, entryways etc. And majority of the time it's parents' on their cell phones! I was driving down Valley recently and a parent flew out of the parking lot while talking on her cell phone. I'm waiting to get rear-ended by these people who talk on their phones. When does the new law begin??? An article about driving and cell phones, especially around school/children zones, should be done in the weekly.
on Feb 24, 2008 at 5:58 pm
I believe the new cell phone law takes effect July 1.
on Feb 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm
This past summer I WAS rear-ended on Santa Rita by a mom in a SUV on her cell phone, with her kids in the car. I was stopped on Santa Rita at a red arrow. All of a sudden I had the sensation of a train barrelling into the back of my car. My head flew forward and then slammed back into the seat so hard I had a concussion.
She didn't notice the red arrow. What with the kids and the phone call and all, who could blame her?
Thank God my kids weren't in the back of my car, which was totalled. She would have killed them. An SUV does much greater damage to a car or pedestrian than a van or sedan. She made a deliberate choice to drive a truck and talk on the phone at the same time. She would have killed my kids if they had been with me.