To the Editor,
I am writing about my feelings toward hallway traffic in public schools. I believe that we should be taught at an early age that people drive on the right side of the road so we can apply the concept to walking in hallways. Also, I believe that we should be taught to not stop in the middle of the hallway like cars do not stop in the middle of the road for no reason unless there is an emergency or they have to turn.? I believe that this would make hallways safer and easier to move around in.
At my middle school, people stop in the middle of the hallway and they block other people trying to get to their classes. This creates a domino effect which blocks up the hallway to three classrooms down the hallway. Although, the students may be a little late to their classes after the block is relieved, teachers are understanding but annoyed.
Another way that hallway blockage becomes a hazard is when a group of people take up the whole width of the hallway and go in one direction. This wave of people causes others going in the opposite direction to change their direction or slow down to allow the crowd to pass.
I feel that the schools need to find a solution to the hallway blockage problem. ?Perhaps, it is in reviewing hallway protocol with the students on a monthly basis or possibly dividing the hallway for two directions so students can make it to their classes on time.
?Richard is a 13-year-old student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough