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Police Warn Drivers, Walkers to Obey Dormont Elementary Crosswalks

Dormont police are warning drivers to obey crosswalks, stop signs and designated drop-off areas after receiving complaints.

Dormont police are asking drivers to be more vigilant around Dormont Elementary School, and to obey posted crosswalks, drop-off areas and stop signs.

Police Sgt. James Burke said the police recently received complaints of drivers who are not obeying the 15mph speed limit, and are not stopping at crosswalks during morning and afternoon hours when children are crossing the street to and from school.

They've also received complaints that people crossing the street are not crossing at the crosswalks, and that parents are not using designated drop-off areas to drop off and pick up their children.

"There are two crosswalks up there, but people are cutting across the block rather than using them," Burke said. "It's there for the benefit of the children."

Burke said police have stepped up patrols in that area, and are warning people to follow posted signs.

Do you have a student at Dormont Elementary? Have you noticed this problem? Share in the comments.


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Jason D Flaherty December 03, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Think the warning is when you take your drivers permit! Who in their right mind should get a warning for not following state and local school zone laws? I hope Burke rights a thousand tickets just like he does parking tickets. But I must say as a tax payer with kids I hope the warnings are tickets! Why hasn't the K.O. School district put pressure on the police?
Joseph December 03, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Perhaps the more important question is why haven't PARENTS put pressure on the school district and the police?

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