By Ben Lawson
Every day, rain or shine, the Seymour school resource officers assume their positions on Boyd’s Creek Highway to direct traffic.
They’ve had plenty of experience. Officer Roy Lowe, from Seymour High School, has performed the service for 10 years.
“Traffic is what it is,” he said.
That seems to be the prevailing feeling among the officers. With four schools feeding cars onto a few small roads, the situation is to be expected.
School traffic has “progressively gotten heavier” according to Officer David Lamon at the intermediate school. He’s worked it for 17 years.
He indicated that traffic starts out worse at the start of a school year as new drivers become accustomed to the routine and said nothing is likely to alleviate the situation as long as kids are being picked up rather than riding the bus.
Officer Christy Sellars at the primary school had no comment.
As to the question of whether a traffic light at the Boyd’s Creek and Pitner intersection might help, Lowe felt it wouldn’t.
Lamon indicated that the state of affairs was not that big of a deal and believed drivers wouldn’t be pleased with how a new light handled traffic.
“A traffic light is unforgiving,” he said.
All the officers stressed that they had no official comment on Boyd’s Creek traffic. Officer Hearst at the middle school could not be reached for comment by press time.
Traffic is Old News for Resource Officers
By Ben Lawson