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VMHS: Parents, drivers concerned about confusing traffic signage

Posted: 1:26 PM, Feb 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-26 18:46:00-05

Safety is a top priority for students, especially when they are picked up or dropped off for the school day.

Now, parents at Veterans Memorial High School tell KRIS 6, they have concerns about traffic around the campus.

“It’s an accident waiting to happen,” is how some parents describe the confusing traffic signage at the school.

Previously, there were two entrances at Veterans that led into the North student parking lot off Cimarron Drive.

That traffic formerly was two-way, and now it’s one-way. But the problem is, large yellow arrows painted on the asphalt still tell drivers it’s two-way.

People say it’s a mixed signal.

For example, when KRIS 6 visited Veterans, a driver disregarded the ‘Do not Enter’ sign and swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

“It does create confusion because people use it that way,” one driver said.

Meanwhile, drivers just have to figure it out for themselves when they encounter the signage.

“A car is going to make a left over here,” said Frank Castineda, another driver. “And somebody will come this way, and so it’s up to the drivers to stop and let them through.”

The good news?

No accidents have been reported. Meanwhile, an assistant principal at Veterans says there’s no timetable on when they’re going to correct the signage, however a plan is in the works.