Some People Think This Sign Is Too Complex

Drivers in White Lake, Michigan have complained that a sign in front of Lakewood Elementary School is too complicated. But there's a legal reason why the sign has to this specific:

Bogie Lake Road is home to Lakeland High School, White Lake Middle School and Lakewood Elementary. The school district says the signs are for safety purposes, but it still begs the question: Why the need for six separate time zones?

"We have three different schools, all of which have three different start times and end times,” said Kim Root, communications director with Huron Valley School District. "The law states you have to display the times in their specific windows, you can’t block it off and make it this big chunk of time."


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Link -via Dave Barry | Photo: WJBK/myFoxDetroit

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Some school signs in Florida use a flashing yellow light, or there is a crossing guard next to the sign when children are present. Makes more sense. If I had to read my watch to figure out to slow down or not, I might hit a student.
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"The law states you have to display the times in their specific windows, you can’t block it off and make it this big chunk of time.”

Here's a thought, fix the law. Or just ask for a court waiver under the circumstances. People waste too much money and time on issues "because they have to", when really they don't. If the system can't work out something this simple, the system is broken.
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its a road hazard that's for sure. We have 2 for each school zone and I have difficult time reading ESPECIALLY when they're not rounded to the nearest 5 minutes.
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