It's 2:45 and school has just let out. The seniors and juniors all run to their cars, start their engines, and leave campus as if they are racing in NASCAR. Cars of every size, make, model, and color roar across campus heading for the gates.
Students on campus are often not concentrated on how fast they are going while they plug in their Ipods and test how loud they can blast the latest hits. While this is a very big problem for pedestrians trying to cross the roads, it is also a problem for other students who often find themselves narrowly escaping crashes as they pull out.
There are a few solutions to reckless driving on campus, though. First of all, an extra parking lot located behind the senior lot would be very much appreciated by the Juniors who battle the cold winter winds on their daily hike up. The second is to add another entrance and exit to the school so that not everyone is rushing out of one exit every single day at the same time. As Bullis expands its student body, there are going to be a lot more cars on campus, and with a lot more cars comes a lot more traffic. The next solution is to put in a new road or two that would allow parents and babysitters to pick their students up without having to stop and wait in a carpool line.
The bottom line is that driving on campus, while being a privilege for most and necessity for some, is hazardous and tricky to say the least. With so many students walking through the streets, it is important for us to make adjustments and changes to the current situation to try and prevent any accidents from happening in the future.
Images courtesy of Gabe Melrod