We need a U-turn, not a 12-point turn

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

BE­ING a res­i­dent sand­wiched be­tween many schools my road is in­fested each morn­ing and evening with par­ents trans­port­ing chil­dren.

Park­ing near th­ese schools has been reg­u­lated by yel­low lines which are joy­ously ig­nored – with no ap­par­ent con­cern about clog­ging the nar­row roads of Charville Lane, Pole Hill Road, Bury Av­enue and Lang­dale Drive.

On my way home one day, I fool­ishly, went by this way. Be­sides be­ing held up in an al­most sta­tion­ary line I was treated by three or four par­ents hav­ing picked up their child they then pro­ceeded to do many point turns to go back down the way they had come caus­ing more hold ups and forc­ing other driv­ers to give way in case their ve­hi­cle is dam­aged by th­ese self­ish peo­ple.

I feel for the res­i­dents of th­ese roads. An­other very busy road also sub­jected to more self­ish peo­ple is Yead­ing Lane.

If only the traf­fic war­dens were more in­ter­ested. They could achieve their tar­gets or make a for­tune for their em­ploy­ers.

I get so ir­ri­tated with th­ese peo­ple tak­ing their idle chil­dren to school.

There are sev­eral dou­ble deck school buses ca­ter­ing for the schools in the area.

Chil­dren enjoy free travel and should learn that there are al­ter­na­tive ways of travel. All th­ese are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble with a lit­tle plan­ning or thought.

PAT SALTER Grosvenor Av­enue


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