The problem Jonesboro police sees is that drivers disregard the signage. One officer said it’s an accident waiting to happen.
“Car after car comes through here and there’s signs down there, a white one and a yellow one and it just amazes me the amount of cars that come through here,” John Shipman, a Jonesboro police officer, said.
“My concern is the children crossing the street,” Shipman said. “But another concern is, at different times, there’s three to five school buses parked over here and they are backed into that lane of traffic. So when people come southbound they’ve got to come over and around the school buses and if we have someone coming northbound, we’ll have a bad accident right here.”
It’s a concern not only for the police but also neighbors living near the school.
“They can't read, the Jonesboro man said. “I honestly don't think they can read up here. The sign starts right up here. They really do need to stop this before they hit somebody's kid. Folks aren’t supposed to come through here at all. I don’t like it because I have nieces and nephews. I don’t want nobody hit. It’s all the time.”
“It's very dangerous,” Shipman said. “Why do we have to wait until something bad happens before we really crack down on it? It's time for people to pay attention to the signs and they're driving, it's their responsibility.”
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