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Do you know any parents that feel the rules don't apply to them?

My son's school has informed the parents not,once,twice,or 3 times,but weekly,that you cannot park,or drop off your kids on the school side of the street. It's a bus loading zone.
Every dang day,there they are. Dropping the kids off,and parking there after school.
What is so hard about coming up the side street and dropping them off on the corner? The school spans an entire block.
Apparently the lil precious kiddies can't walk the 50 feet to the door.
Last year in elementary school,they'd park in the roundabout where the buses loaded.
"Oh,I'll only be here a minute!"

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 11:45 AM on Oct. 21, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • We have the same issue with cars in the bus loading zone. It's always the same parents and they don't care. Only time they don't is when a cop in on the block watching for this very issue. I've heard parents scream and curse and use hand gestures at the teachers who monitor the area, just because the parents are asked to move along.

    Another case is when parents will run out into traffic with kids in tow from between school buses. Can't see them until they are right in front of you. And there is a plethora of crosswalks all around.
    saphire_eyes802

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 1:20 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • If there's no punishment, it will only continue.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:23 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • One local school arranged to have the cops there at drop off and pick up times for this reason. It is illegal to park in a fire lane (what they were doing here) so the cops tarted ticketing the cars. It stopped real quick. They had tried several letters to no avail.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 12:54 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • mrsmom... at our school, there are teachers or the principle out and parents just ignore. It's unfortunate... And then those parents wonder why their kids ignore the school rules...
    saphire_eyes802

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 8:21 AM on Oct. 22, 2013

  • It's not just parents, it's people in general who think they're special and don't have to abide by any road signs, posted rules, or norms of courtesy like us common slobs. It drives me crazy.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:08 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Sounds like your school is lazy. Ours would've had the cops there writing tickets after the first note home
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Same thing here but people park in the Auction winner's spots, regularly. People pay thousands for the spot and then when they come to get the kids, someone else is in it. Happens every year and every year, the winners bitch...not that I blame them.

    People are always in the bus load zones at our school too. I guess tow them. Hell, people speed during pickup/dropoff regardless of the fact that they could kill a child. Makes me mad at the people in the neighborhood!
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:39 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • Your school probably isn't "lazy", but broke like most schools in this country. Paying for an officer isn't always in the budget, & it should not be required to police matters like this. The principal or asst. principal needs to be out there making the cars move, or they should put out orange cones to keep them from parking there & have the crossing guard or a parent volunteer move the cones when the busses arrive. It's a real shame the parents can't set a good example & follow simple school rules.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:59 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

  • We will have a cop there maybe 1-2 times a week
    butterflyblue19

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 5:06 PM on Oct. 21, 2013

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