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Lexington Mother Pleads For Drivers To Slow Down In School Zones

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 06, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Lexington mother says this school year she has had to stand in the middle of a busy road and try to stop cars herself so her fifth grader can cross the street at a designated crosswalk.

Michelle Glecker-Davis is so frustrated that she came to LEX 18 to get help. Her daughter, Jenna, had been required to walk to school because the family lives within one mile of Lane Allen Elementary.

Michelle was told this by the district despite explaining how dangerous Jenna’s walk is.

“It lit my hellfire. I was mad,” Glecker-Davis told LEX 18.

A camera crew followed the family on their morning walk, including a dangerous crosswalk on Alexandria Drive.  Cars did not stop and as we recorded Michelle walking into traffic to make sure the road was safe to cross, a driver blew their horn.

After LEX 18 spoke with the school, Michelle got a call saying a bus would be scheduled to pick Jenna up at 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Michelle was happy with the news, but she knows Jenna isn’t the only child with a dangerous walk to school.

“They will see you there, but they’re too busy with their own things, their own days, to care about this little girl trying to cross the street,” she explains.