I am writing because of the recent death and terrible injuries to high school students in Phoenix during lunch break. I am compelled to speak out on observations I have made and could not quite voice until now.
I spend a great deal of my work day driving in all parts of Payson. I have witnessed with great concern, student drivers as they are dismissed for lunch. It is a race on several back streets for students to get from school to various eating establishments. The same is true as they try to get back to school on time. I fear a tragedy is waiting to happen in Payson.
I in no way direct this to all student drivers, but feel a closed campus for Payson High School students would be in the best interest for all of Payson.
William R. Haucke, Payson