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Jonesboro, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Some Parents See Traffic Improvements Around One Region 8 School

February 24, 2005 -- Posted at 8:15 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- As we first showed you last Wednesday-- parents are increasingly concerned about people driving the wrong way up Cobb Street in front of the Sixth Grade Academic Center.

"I don't want to see one of these kids get hurt. Whether it's mine, or someone else's. The idea of a child getting hurt is just unthinkable," said parent, Karen Sallas.

In just over a week-- parents say they have seen some improvement.

They are optimistic drivers who frequent Cobb are beginning to realize it's one way between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning, and 2:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon.

Working together--they are trying to make a difference.

"We have decided to just get out here, and stop them, and turn them around," said parent Bill Prewitt.

"There's been a whole lot more response of parents coming up and wanting to help. We've got them all up and down the street," said Sallas.

School administrators say the children's well being is the highest priority.

Parents, teachers, and police are all working together toward a common goal.

"Be extra careful around schools, and watch for children. We have had an unfortunate accident this year at a school, and it is in everyone's interest to practice safety," said Jonesboro Superintendent Dr. Bill Beasley.

Parents say they know all of the problems won't be solved, but they are taking steps in the right direction.

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