The BeCA Facebook page is a great place for people to air their views and concerns quickly and easily.
The following comment appeared on the BeCA Facebook page overnight (Thursday).
Ridiculous trying to turn into Dumbarton this afternoon….school traffic once again queued across roundabout and no way to turn right….how stupid are some people?
Keep the roundabouts clear for local traffic.
Can’t BeCA liaise with the school and get them to put it in their newsletters or something?
I write the following as a retired School Principal.
Regretfully ‘patience’, ‘courtesy’ and ‘the consideration of others’ seems to fly out the window around school pick-up and drop-off times for some parents who are collecting their children from school.
For these impatient parents their primary aim is to get to the school, collect their kids and then get home again. They pray for a carpark right outside the school gate, their children to be dismissed right on time from class and for them to get their bags immediately, refrain from speaking with any of their friends or others, and then run to the car to be driven home. Finally a clear and open roadway all the way home without any red lights or traffic hindrances is their dream!
Regretfully with 1400 students being dismissed at the same time and with only one road in and one road out (deemed suitable by Council and Government planners) the scenario above is a pipe dream! It isn’t going to happen. So that everyone has a fair and equal turn at leaving the area, drivers require patience, courtesy and a consideration for others during these ‘peak’ times.
This is not in the driving profile of some drivers collecting children after and before school. It is not a profile restricted to just our local area, regretfully these drivers exist everywhere and at all schools.
They strive to get out of the estate that one car space ahead of others. To them it is a competition.
One wonders what these impatient, discourteous parents who lack consideration for others are teaching their children as they exhibit this behaviour when driving home. Most likely they are training another generation of impatient, discourteous drivers who do not have any consideration for others! This is a sad state of affairs.
If only a comment in the School Newsletter would fix this situation! Regretfully it won’t.
We need people to pressure the powers that be to have the Infrastructure Approval granted by the Government to allow the second entry/exit road to our estate to be built as soon as possible.
We need those discourteous drivers who do not have any consideration for others to be more patient, courteous and to develop a consideration for others. But most importantly we need these parents to control their impatient and discourteous behaviour so as not to provide an inappropriate model for their children.