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There are far too many angry parents
Editor: Having faced yet another angry parent, it compels me to address an issue that I have seen so much of since school began again on Sept. 3. I leave my home in Brookswood at 7:45 a.m. for my job in Abbotsford.
I take several different routes each week to make the drive more interesting. This takes me through several school zones and past private schools as well. I choose to be a good driver and obey the speed limits as well as the school zone restrictions.
Without fail, I come across parents who do not leave on time and sit behind me acting very inappropriately, especially with their children in the vehicle. I have been tailgated, gestured at, yelled at, sworn at and honked at, just to name a few unsavoury acts.
I choose to leave my residence on time to reach my destination with more than a few minutes to spare. Is it too much to ask that parents do the same? What is this teaching the children in their vehicles?
I recently witnessed a girl of maybe 11 years old with her hands over her face in embarrasement, as her father was yelling and gesturing at me to move further into the intersection in order to make a left hand turn. Really? Look at your daughter and give your own head a shake.
All I ask is that you set out an extra 10 minutes early tomorrow morning. It will make a world of difference, only for you, but for your kids as well.