INDIANAPOLIS -- A local mother is calling on her daughter's school district to make school drop off and pick up safer before someone else gets hurt.
Tiffany Tubb says she sees the dangerous drivers every day when she drops off and picks up her child at Eastridge Elementary School on the corner of 10th Street and German Church Road. She says traffic gets so bad, that it backs up all the way down German Church Road from parents waiting to turn left into the school.
Last week, a gym teacher was hit by a car while directing traffic in and out of the school parking lot. A spokesperson for Warren Township Schools says that incident was not related to traffic issues and occurred because the driver had a medical emergency, but Tubb says it could have happened either way.
"I don't want to see anything else happen, enough kids witnessed it, enough parents witnessed it," Tubbs said. "Something has to change. The main thing short term, someone needs to be stationed here every single day. 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the afternoon, it shouldn't be that much of a cost.
Tubbs says parents don't pay any attention to the signage when someone isn't directing the traffic, especially the one that says no left turn out of the school during drop off and pick up times.
A district spokesperson says a school resource officer will be at the intersection for the remainder of the semester and they are looking into a more permanent solution. They say every school deals with increased traffic in the mornings and afternoons and they want to remind drivers to slow down and be aware that there are kids in the area.
The district also says they are currently in the early stages of an engineering study and Eastridge Elementary School will be one of the schools to receive an upgrade to help with traffic capacity after that study is complete.
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