New crosswalk will keep students safe

It is important that drivers and pedestrians on both sides cooperate and fully comply with road safety guidelines.

Kudos to Surrey traffic division.

The decision to put a crosswalk in the vicinity of Princess Margaret Secondary is an admirable decision. I am delighted to learn this news because the school area will become more safe for students.

During school lunch hours, students rush to cross the road to get food and drinks. Without proper traffic signs or lines, students often get confused and make mistakes while using the road, and as a result, unexpected mishaps take place.

In school zones all motorists should take extra precautions to reduce speed and avoid unwanted risk on the road.

As far as safety is concerned, students should also follow appropriate traffic rules and be careful whenever crossing the road. Remember to avoid jay-walking and do not create a disturbance in traffic.

It is important that drivers and pedestrians on both sides cooperate and fully comply with road safety guidelines in order to keep surrounding school areas completely accident- and hazard-free.

We do not want to hear in the future that any student was taken in the prime of their life in a road accident, leaving behind family and friends to mourn for the rest of their lives.

Next year, when the crosswalk is in place, I hope it will be more convenient for students to cross the road safely and easily.


Aadila Patel, student

Princess Margaret Secondary

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