Doherty Community Concerned with Crosswalk Safety
Crosswalk safety is a big thing because students at Doherty are crossing busy streets from 7 am to 3:30 P.M. In the mornings, the parking lot and streets are swarmed with cars and students.
Freshman Sophia Szretter said, “I think people should use the crosswalks because it’s safe to use it and if you don’t you could get hurt.”
Even during the day, students are crossing these streets, whether it’s a free period, lunch, going to school, or after school is done. Freshman Neveah Ullrich said, “I think people should use [the crosswalk] because you could get hit by a car.”
Freshman Chase Glaffoglione said, “I think students should use a crosswalk because it’s safer and there’s less risk of getting hit. This is why drivers should be very alert and driving slower and why students should not jay walk and should be paying attention while crossing. This helps students stay safer while crossing the street and sometimes getting to class on time is not as important as being safe.
Freshman Ramon Pulido said, “I feel like they should be using them because it’s a better way to stay safe.” Sophomore Alica Darlington agreed. “Saving a few minutes by crossing when you aren’t supposed to be really not worth it.”