Juniors driving out to lunch is dangerous! sign now

Parents of Wake County Teenagers

Recently the Wake County School Board changed a policy that only allowed seniors to leave campus for lunch. Due to the overcrowding of the Wake County Schools the board voted 8 to 1 to allow juniors to also go out to lunch.

This is a bad policy for the following reasons:

1. There are 8 thousand juniors in Wake County's 17 high schools.
Many of these students will just have received their license and will lack the necessary experience and judgment to safely drive off to lunch in a rush. Most schools allow only 35 minutes for students to leave class, drive their car to a restaurant, eat lunch, drive back to school and be in their classroom. This would be difficult for an experienced driver to accomplish.

2. Juniors are not ready for the responsibility and temptations of driving off campus at lunch. Seniors have been driving for a year and are better prepared to handle the conditions.

3. For the first six months of receiving their license, the graduated license law will be in effect. New drivers can only take one other person in their car. Either the students will break this law or there will be hundreds of more cars on the already overcrowded roads.

4. Statistically many more accidents occur in the first few months of driving. Inexperience plays a major role in the occurrence of accidents.

5. The temptation to skip the rest of the day and to engage in drugs or alcohol is great. A 16 year old is too young to have to make these choices. They should safely be in school all day not out driving.

Until 1980 all Wake County Students were allowed to lunch off campus. After a drug bust that netted 150 students the school board changed the policy to only allow seniors off campus.

Please join us in conveying to the school board that we do not agree with this policy. We need to think of alternative solutions to this problem. Letting 16 year olds who just received their licenses be the solution to the overcrowding is unthinkable. We have time before the school year begins to reverse this unsafe policy. Let your voice be heard. Sign below!


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  • 17 March 2015187. Charles P
    my 16 yr old son is nowhere near mature enough to make the safer decisions as to whom he should ride with and he's no good at using his time wisely. He's bound to be late for class after lunch. Who needs children rushing back to school?
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  • 20 August 2014176. Susan G
    When will the WCPSS start putting what is best for the children first?!! This time, they have come up with a way to make their lives easier and our children's lives shorter. What is next? No lunch on campus? What about the children with no cars? WCPSS con
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