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Metro mom concerned about dangerous driving in elementary school zone

OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro mom is concerned about the dangers she said her children and others encounter in their elementary school zone.

"Just standing right here, I've almost been hit by a car that just blows straight through," Savannah Collins said.

Collins walks her 5 and 7-year-olds to Fairview Elementary on Southwest 89th in Oklahoma City every day, with her 1-year-old in tow. She said the area is less like a school zone and more like a danger zone.

"We've seen several cars speeding through and, several times, people have almost been hit by cars when the crossing guard is in the street with his sign," she said.

Collins recognizes she could take her children through the carpool lane, but her concern really centers around the countless children who walk to school alone because their parents cannot drop them off. She said the way people in the area drive leaves them at risk.

"It makes me pretty furious," she said.

The path Collins and her children take is controlled by a school employee who works as a crossing guard. She said she's seen him nearly get hit by cars several times.

"I'm incredibly thankful that he volunteers his time to come out and help our kids get across to school safely," she said.

The school is in Oklahoma City limits but s part of the Moore Public School District. The superintendent said, this week, they reached out to Oklahoma City police, and they agreed to have more presence in the area.

News 4 saw several officers in the area, but Collins still believes more needs to be done.

"I've almost been hit a few times, and it's scary. It's ridiculous," she said.

Oklahoma City police said to give them a call if anyone continues to encounter problems.

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