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Signs erected at Cary bus stop where boy hit

Posted July 24, 2009

— Safety concerns have led the state Department of Transportation to put up new signs at a Cary school bus stop where a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car in March.

Twenty-five "no parking" signs now line Penny Road in front of Oak Grove Elementary School.

Some neighbors say parked cars made it difficult to see students and parents crossing the road. Residents voiced concerns after a pickup truck hit Joey Liptak as he was crossing Penny Road to board a school bus to Carnage Middle School.

Rita Braman, 50, of 2412 Optimist Farm Road, was charged with failure to stop for a school bus.


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  • anonemoose Jul 24, 2009

    So somebody runs past a stopped school bus and hits a child, and they are putting up no parking signs????

    Yeah, that'll fix the problem....

    I hope the Cary residents approve of the color of the signs.

  • angora2 Jul 24, 2009

    Where boy hit what?

  • I guess I will just type this Jul 24, 2009

    I hope they made sure the font, size, color, and wording of the signs were correct or the Town of Cary will remove them:)

  • speedy Jul 24, 2009

    And the condition of the boy is....??????

    C'mon WRAL, you can do better........

  • BoSox_Girl Jul 24, 2009

    c'mon landshark...making a left turn at 35mph while applying lipstick? people are reckless, true, but if u think i'm buying that you're crazy. i understand your point, but it's tainted by your obvious exaggeration.

  • hkymom Jul 24, 2009

    So is nobody allowed to cross a road or park in front of a wake county school, or is it just this school? I agree with Landsharks comment, "no signs will save a child or adult if people don't slow down."

  • bigredtruckman Jul 24, 2009

    I live right by this particular location and drive by this school every morning on the way to work. I can tell you that since the No Parking signs went up about a week ago, the safety and traffic flow of this area has vastly improved.

    I can't tell you the number of times in the last 5 years I have drive through there only to have a car door opened in front of me or a parent with a child in tow walk out in front of me. The speed limit is 25 MPH during school, and I obey it (one of the few times I obey the speed limit actually) because it really makes sense here.

    Now, with no cars parked bumper to bumper on each side, there is great visibility, traffic flows better and more safely, and you can easily see the pedestrians, buses and cars coming in and out of the school lot.

    It should have been done a long time ago.

  • concerncitizen Jul 24, 2009

    All Cary residents need to slow down!

    I recently start back driving to work during the mornings. It is amazing to me the number of driver I see each morning driving as if they were the only ones using the road! Seriously, I don't know why there aren't more people injured each day!

    One morning this week I was setting at the light at NW Maynard and High House Road. I saw a lady making a left turn from NW Maynard onto High House Road. In the turn she had to be going 30 too 35 mile per hour, and she had her face up in the rear view mirror putting on lipstick. If you're familiar with that intersection, then you know, she could have ended up going down the hill into the Blockbuster parking lot. Or running over someone in the crossing walk.

    My point is. No amount of signs will save any child or adult if we don't slow down.