New signs clarify parking lot driving

November 17, 2008 — by Sulmaan Hassan

To combat the challenges regarding the flow of traffic in the parking lot, the school has installed new signs throughout the front parking lot signaling special traffic rules such as “One Way”, “Left Turn Only” and “Do Not Enter.”
For years, there have been faded out arrows along the roads indicating the direction cars should go in the parking lot. However, because of recurring traffic violations, the administration has put in new traffic signs to make these directions more visible.

“Traffic in the parking lot seems so chaotic, so the signs were a good thing to clarify where cars should and should not go,” said assistant principal Joe Bosco.

Many students have violated traffic rules in the past, causing trouble with traffic flow, which is crucial in the parking lot in order to avoid clashes between cars. Some students say their disregard of the flow of traffic was due to the confusion caused by the lack of signs indicating the proper routes.

“I don’t really see any signs indicating where I should go,” said junior Nick Olsen, “so I just turn wherever I want.”

According to Bosco, traffic violations in the parking lot have been common sight in past years, and the administration does not condone this behavior.

“Traffic rules have been made for safety purposes, and we expect that all students abide by them,” said Bosco.

Although there were no specific incidents leading to the installments of these new signs, they were put in to ensure safety and to regulate the flow of traffic. The administration hopes to see an improvement in students’ driving as a result of these signs.

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