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I have re­cently had oc­ca­sions to sit in my daugh­ter’s car while she takes my grand­chil­dren into school and watch with fear and worry of what I have seen.

I have seen large trucks with ac­com­pa­ny­ing trail­ers speed­ing up from Strat­ford at such a rate that if any­thing un­to­ward should hap­pen at this vi­cious in­ter­sec­tion, there would be car­nage. I have seen th­ese same types of trucks not bother to even stop from ap­proach­ing Pem­broke Road from Cardiff Road as they cross into Mon­mouth Road.

I have seen other ve­hi­cles speed­ing down from the moun­tain with ap­par­ent lit­tle aware­ness of this sec­tion and most im­por­tantly, Pem­broke School it­self.

At school drop-off time, (and no doubt the same at pick-up time) to add to this po­ten­tial for a se­ri­ous RTA, is the school’s car park, which in it­self causes me great con­cern, with lit­tle peo­ple walk­ing/run­ning be­tween mov­ing ve­hi­cles, some not even es­corted by an adult.

I am not point­ing fin­gers at any­one, the School, the Coun­cil or the par­ents of the kids that at­tend this school, but the po­ten­tial for a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent at, or ad­ja­cent to the school is there, and some­thing must be done.

There are nu­mer­ous so­lu­tions to re­duce this pos­si­bil­ity, but the first step is for all those re­spon­si­ble for the kids’ safety, is to ac­cept that the present sit­u­a­tion is un­ten­able and must be ad­dressed be­fore some­thing un­think­able hap­pens. S ROBERTSON

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