NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Some parents at Bradley Creek Elementary School are concerned not only with the extra traffic a new crosswalk is causing for drivers, but for the safety of their students as well.
According to parents, the new crosswalk forces their children to cross two streets with help from only one crossing guard.
The old crosswalk had students cross Greenville Loop Road one time in front of the school. However the new crosswalk is on the other side of the school's entrance. That means students not only have to wait for the crossing guard to stop traffic on Greenville Loop Road to go to school, but they also have to wait on the sidewalk for the crossing guard to stop the traffic entering and exiting the school, so they can cross a second street.
The parents said they love the crossing guard, but explain it's too much work for one person.