Like so many parents, Danielle Jones is not a fan of dropping off and/or picking up her kids from school. Parents and guardians are often in a rush, clogging the streets, driving way too fast, and causing general chaos.
Danielle likes her kid’s elementary school in Memphis just fine, but she feels the traffic has always been a frustrating and persisting issue.
She says cars in the pickup line take up entire lanes of traffic around the school, so drivers leaving the school can’t see when they’re trying to turn left.
After Danielle contacted staff at the security and safety administration, they sent out one single inspector to meet with her. She says the inspector arrived and noticed how hectic the traffic looked, but left without doing much of anything.
Danielle just couldn’t get a response and felt her concerns for the children’s safety were being completely ignored. She knew someone would inevitably get injured — so she took matters into her own hands.
One of Danielle’s neighbors, who works at the airport, gave Danielle her very own neon vest and light wands. It’s all she needed to step into the role of DIY traffic director.
Footage provided by WREG Memphis
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