According to an interesting article published in the Gulf News (Sept 10), parents of children going to schools in Dubai are concerned with traffic patterns and driving habits. Some parents with school-going children have expressed concern that those using personal transport for school runs are flouting traffic rules and posing grave safety risks during the morning and afternoon rush hours near school zones as they drop off or collect their children.
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The article says:
During a random check near the Oud Metha Road area in Dubai on Monday morning, Gulf News spotted several parents dropping off children on the side of the road leading to their school due to the traffic build-up near the main entrance of the school. There were also children crossing the busy road unmindful of the pedestrian lane about three metres away to get to their school on the other side. Some parents had also parked along the side roads that are non-parking zones to drop off their children.
Among the many schools along Oud Metha Road, The Indian High School is notable for designating clear drop-off and pick-up points for students. School authorities still deemed it necessary to send out a special reminder to parents. “We request parents to drop students only at the designated gates and as per the school timings, even at the cost of some inconvenience to them,” Ashok Kumar, school principal, told Gulf News.
Here is the full article in Gulf News