Oakhurst Elementary warns parents over traffic and parking violations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 12, 2015
Oakhurst Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Google Street View.

Oakhurst Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Google Street View.

Apparently parents of students at Oakhurst Elementary – one of Decatur’s easiest schools to walk to – have been committing some pretty obvious traffic violations.

That will end soon, the school says.

The school sent out an email the afternoon of Oct. 12 warning parents that police have been notified.

“There have been many complaints concerning parking and traffic violations during school hours in Oakhurst,” the email says. “Please be aware that we have been informed that the Decatur Police will begin issuing citations for any traffic/parking violations beginning tomorrow.”

The school was recently recognized for its participation in the Safe Routes to School program, naming Oakhurst Elementary the “Partner of the Year” for metro Atlanta. The program encourages students to walk or bike to school.

Oakhurst’s program has received national attention. Last year, it was featured in a CNN story about the Safe Routes program.

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  • David Slagle

    Here’s hoping you fare better than our neighborhood. Though two individuals have died at the intersection of Superior and N. Decatur and one individual on her way to a meeting with the city of Decatur was almost crushed by a cement truck (COD owns the entire intersection), the city of Decatur has not taken any meaningful action to address one of the most dangerous intersections in the state of Georgia. Expect a brief police presence and then business as usual. Whether another serious accident occurs is not a matter of if, but when.

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