Errant drivers, long queues and inconsiderate behaviour a common sight outside schools in the morning, say parents

Errant drivers, long queues and inconsiderate behaviour a common sight outside schools in the morning, say parents

12/1/2022 4:03:00 PM

Errant drivers, long queues and inconsiderate behaviour a common sight outside schools in the morning, say parents

SINGAPORE: For many parents who drive their children to school, traffic snarls and frayed tempers are everyday occurrences. Inconsiderate behaviour like blocking the way, cutting queues and parents taking their time at drop-off points are just some of the instances that contribute to the all-around st

“There’s always a golden window. So if you arrive during the golden window, you probably don’t get stuck in the jam very much, it’s very minimal. If you arrive past 7am, traffic just builds up exponentially so then you get stuck for 10 minutes."“If we have to take them together, which we have before, one arrives very early and the other one is on the verge of being late. So we figured maybe it’s less stressful for everybody in the morning if we take them separately,” said Mrs Goh.

The 62-year-old security officer Mr Neo Ah Whatt sustained “minor injuries” and police investigations are ongoing.MOE looking into case of driver seen pushing back security officer with his car at Red Swastika SchoolMr Tay described the 61-year-old driver’s actions in jumping the line as an “everyday occurrence”.

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Set time limit (20s) for them to drop off the kid near the school, no car can go in the school grounds, if hard to control school officials can send memos to parents to tell them drop off at nearest public carpark. If able to standby LTA, TP or even outsourced Traffic Controllers at peak hours, situation maybe better. Only enforcement and summon get things move if some do not behave.

First-World problems! If LTA can hire officers or use cameras to catch illegal driving in bus lanes and give way to buses exiting lanes, why not do the same for those many yellow boxes outside the school. At least think of the money since this have lesser chance of a successful appeal.