With all the added traffic from the new mining operations going in on Buffalo Creek, parents with children going to school at Buffalo Grade School at Accoville should be very careful about speeding cars and large trucks neglecting to slow down in the school zone. Some of those drivers pay little or no attention to the flashing yellow light at both ends of the school zone. It's already been four weeks into the new school year and I have yet to see any police officers patrolling this school zone and it's probably the same with the rest of the county.
I wish the sheriff and the state police would make an extra effort to slow these people down. I've noticed between two and five in the evening here on Buffalo Creek, if the cars had numbers on them, I'd swear I was at a NASCAR track! I would hate to see a car or large truck end up in the school yard at Buffalo Grade School because they were traveling too fast to make it through the curve. Some drivers act like they're going into the last turn at Daytona when they go by the school. I know people get things on their minds and don't pay attention to school signs, but speeding through a school zone and possibly hurting one of those children isn't something you want to do.
I guess our police officers have their hands full arresting the same bunch of thieves and druggies over and over again. Maybe they should start a "Boot Camp" here in Logan County instead of handling them with "kid gloves." That might be a deterrent to some of this crime. It seems like every day the Logan Banner has a list a mile long of all the arrests. It seems like they need another jail to hold them all.
I know the sheriff and state police need more officers to handle everything going on this county, but I sure with they would try to watch these school zones when possible. It really makes me angry that most people have little or no regard for the safety of our school children. Maybe speeder cameras in school zones might be the answer. You speed in a school zone, get your license number photographed; get your ticket in the mail. Thanks again for allowing me to express my opinion.