RSHS traffic concerns this granny
FROM: NANCY REYNOLDS COLORA
I was driving north on Route 272 recently from North East to the Calvert intersection when I realized that state roadwork is now complete at the entrance to Rising Sun High School.
The so called “improvement” left me stunned.
The previous island has been removed, the traffic light remains, and turn lanes added for entering and exiting the school driveway. While this may be an improvement, further precautions need to be put in place. There are no signs telling Route 272 through traffic that they are approaching a school zone. The school is hidden from sight. The newly widened and blacktopped section is an invitation to speed. In fact within a quarter mile of the entrance there is a 50 mph traffic sign!
Traffic tends to move fast on this road and there is an abundance of tractor trailers. Why are there no warning signs like “School Zone — Speed Limit 25?” Maybe amber blinker lights or warning stripes on the road itself? Isn’t this just basic common sense?
I have three grandchildren currently attending Rising Sun High. All three are good student drivers, but still beginners along with many schoolmates who are in the same boat. Can something further be done to secure the safety of our kids and grandkids as they head into and out of school every day?
I know this matter is probably in the hands of the State Highway Administration. Can we get their attention?