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La Follette High School 
Traffic Safety Guide 2018-2019

Please read this guide and decide on a plan for getting

your child to and from school in a way that is safe for all.

Morning drop-off & Afternoon pick-up in the main parking lot:

  • As you enter the parking lot keep to the right, then circle through the back of the parking lot before coming back to pick up your student near the welcome center.  When this doesn’t happen it has the effect of “trapping” the vehicles in the parking lot and, more importantly, backing up traffic on Pflaum Road.  
  • Pull over within the white lines to pick up and drop off.  This is for your safety and for traffic flow.  
  • Respect and obey Lancer staff who direct traffic in the parking lot and out on Pflaum.  
  • Turn off your engine if you are waiting. One minute of idling produces more carbon monoxide than the smoke from 3 packs of cigarettes.

Observe All Street Signs and Obey all Traffic and Pedestrian Laws:

  • “No Stopping, Standing or Parking” means just that. Student drop off/pick up is NOT allowed In these areas.
  • According to state law, motorists must yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing a street at any marked or unmarked crosswalk where there is no traffic signal. Pedestrians do not have the right of way when crossing mid-block. Please use designated crosswalks.
  • It is illegal to double park to drop off/pick up your child, even if you remain in the car. This disrupts traffic and is not safe.
  • The speed limit drops to 20 mph whenever you approach and drive through a school area.

NO parking in these areas Drivers must remain in vehicles

NO Left Turn from Pflaum on to Groveland in front of LHS

NO drop off on Pflaum

Alternative drop off and pick up location (Groveland Terrace):

  • Do not drop off or pick up on Pflaum Rd. It is unsafe and illegal.
  • Groveland Terrace is an acceptable and safe drop off and pick up location.
  • Drivers must not turn left onto Groveland Terrace from Pflaum Rd. It is unsafe and illegal.
  • To get to Groveland from Pflaum (traveling East to West) turn left onto a side street such as Herro or any side street that takes you to Douglas Trail, and turn on to Groveland Terrace (see map below for a visual example).

If You Walk or Bike to School:

  • Thank you for reducing the number of vehicles outside the school!  When your child walks, they enjoy exercise and fresh air.
  • Always use the crosswalks to cross streets—do not cross mid-block.
  • Lock bicycles in the bike racks. All bike riders should wear helmets.

If You Bus to School:

  • Buses drop off in front of LHS on Pflaum Rd
  • Bus schedules are available in the Main Office
  • Always use the crosswalks to cross streets—do not cross mid-block.