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School warns drivers who use center turn lane

(Source: Brookland High School Facebook Page) (Source: Brookland High School Facebook Page)
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Some drivers in Brookland are using the center turn lane to pass school traffic.

Brookland High School posted a warning to their Facebook page asking drivers to obey the traffic laws.

“Students who leave campus in the afternoon using the road on the north side of the football field should not use the middle lane on HWY 49 B as a driving lane. The city will begin issuing tickets for those drivers who use the middle lane to drive in.
This goes for any driver that uses the middle lane on Hwy 49 B as a driving lane - not just the students.” Brookland High School Facebook Post.

Region 8 News spoke with neighbors in the area to see if the traffic is an issue.

Donna Crain has lived in the area for several years and she said the traffic along Highway 49 B gets very congested before and after school.

Crain said she can understand why some people want to find a way around the school traffic.

“For people getting to work, it is a difficult situation and I can see points to the school not wanting people to pass but I can also see points to the people who have to go to work and be there on time,” Crain said.

Crain said since it is against the law to drive down the center turn lane, then people should not do it.

“They told us they got a ticket for doing it and I didn't know it was illegal but apparently it is so I just don't do it,” Crain said.

Most neighbors said they just want a safe and legal solution to the morning and afternoon traffic along the highway. 

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