Monday, November 9, 2009

Parent Drivers: Be a Role Model in the Gunn Parking Lot

Keep students safe, reduce traffic back-ups. When driving in the parking lot, please remember to follow the parking lot rules:
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians have the right of way; you must yield to them.
  • Front lot pick-up after school is for carpools only; you must be picking up more than one student.
  • Use the back lot (by the gym) if you are picking up just one student.
  • Stopping and waiting for your student is OK only in the loading zone - next to the curb - make sure you are pulled over completely and are clear of the through lane. Or you may pull into a parking space and wait.
  • There are 2 through lanes in the front lot - these are not for pickup - do not stop and wait in these lanes.
  • Always use your turn signal when you change lanes.
  • Let other drivers merge, especially if someone has illegally blocked the through lane.
  • Do not pick up students in the through lane - it is dangerous and blocks traffic - have the students wait until you pull over next to the curb.
  • Slow down in the lot!
If you need to pick up your student from school, be safe and use one of the following suggestions:
  • Arrive early and get a space in the loading zone.
  • Get to school later, after the parking lot has emptied.
  • Pick your child up in the back lot - it has a bigger loading zone.
  • Pick up your child off-site.
  • If you are having someone else pick up your child, have them do a late pickup, so traffic is lighter.
Let's all work together to show our kids that it's important to follow driving rules. While we're at it, we'll create fewer backups and keep our parking lot much safer for student drivers, bikers, and walkers! Thank you.

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