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Concerned parent

I was driving west on Magnolia Road, toward Cottage Hill School, one morning. I was almost to the school when this vehicle passed me. Since this “no brains” maneuver was done just before a curve in the road, with a car coming the other way, both of us had to slam on our brakes to let the vehicle back in.

Then he nearly lost control of his vehicle, when it went a little sideways in the gravel on the side of the road. He almost went down the embankment and into the school playground. Someone was looking out for the children playing in the playground that morning, because if the driver had gone down the embankment, he certainly would have killed or seriously injured the children playing.

The incident raises a question: Why isn’t there a guardrail at this curve to protect our children from this possibility? As long as we have drivers on the road that do not care about the safety of others, we need to protect our children from them. A guardrail would help prevent a car traveling too fast or just losing control and coming down into their playground. Something needs to be done ASAP.



Pat Scudero

Grass Valley


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