by Colin McKenzie
Here at NAHS, every morning is a battle in order to get into the senior lot while parents and buses are also trying to drop students off as quickly as possible. Although the traffic system implemented last year has made improvements, there are still flaws in the system that lead to a cluster of cars with slow moving traffic.
The high school should establish a new traffic system that has different routes for buses, parents and students to take. This would get students to school on time, as well as buses and parents out quickly.
If the system were redesigned so that students had multiple ways of getting into the senior lot, parents could go on a drop off route and the buses could go behind the school and drop students off there. With this thought of redesigning the system, this could bring a much more efficient drop off and pick up program here at NAHS.
This new system could also prevent some of the accidents from happening. Multiple times students have crashed into each other due to the overwhelming amount of traffic.
Some students are forced to arrive at school early to avoid traffic. Student Liam Monahan said, “My sister leaves our house at 6:30 am. It’s ridiculous how early we leave in order to dodge the traffic. I’m still half asleep because I get up at 5:45 am.”
By designing a new traffic system, flow would be smoother and save Principal Juelis from directing traffic every morning. Student Prateet Shah said, “Without Mr. Juelis out there, I would be late. There is always a cluster of cars every morning and the parents have no mercy on cutting me off, even when the warning bell rings and I have to get to homeroom.”
Even though the traffic system was redesigned last year and has improved greatly since the redesign, there are still flaws in the new system. Creating yet another way to ease the traffic would help make it more efficient and help get everyone to their destination as quickly as possible.