BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Bronxville Chief of Police Christopher Satriale and Superintendent of Schools David Quattrone issue school safety reminders to parents.
Recent events prompt us to remind you of our shared concern about the health and safety of all our students. We believe that with patience, common sense and consideration of others, we can make a big difference in our pick up and drop off procedures.
These high traffic periods do not last long, but they do present a number of challenges, including double parking, jaywalking, and disregarding signs and established procedures.
As you may know, we have a standing safety committee that reviews these issues, and we have made some modest improvements, including revised morning procedures that streamline the flow of traffic.
By establishing a right hand turn lane at the corner of Midland and Pondfield, we have reduced (but not eliminated) double parking. The Village's traffic study has endorsed a four-way stoplight at the same corner to facilitate safe crossing. We hope these measures will help manage a difficult situation.
The safety committee welcomes your suggestions. Please know, however, that some of the most common suggestions we hear are not feasible because we are obliged to follow certain laws and regulations governing the location of crossing guards and crosswalks.
In the final analysis, human judgment is our best friend, and we ask you to observe the following guidelines:
- No left turn into the elementary school parking lot at arrival and dismissal
- Enter the dismissal line on Midland, not from Masterton
- No double parking on Midland or Pondfield
- No illegal parking on Midland or Pondfield
- Only cross at crosswalks
- Stay in the arrival line, do not cut around if the line is backed up.
- Do not park in the right hand turn lane at Midland and Pondfield
- Avoid the distraction of mobile phones and other devices while driving.
If everybody follows these simple rules, we will make our community safer for everyone.
Christopher Satriale, Chief of Police and David Quattrone, Superintendent of Schools
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