SEOUL — Traffic near schools on Yongsan Garrison is expected to be jammed Monday with pedestrians, children, cars and military police for the first day of school.
“We will set up traffic control points during the peak hours of traffic around the school because we want our children to arrive and depart school as safely as possible,” said Ricky Oxendine, Yongsan’s director of Emergency Services.
Garrison officials are urging parents to be cautious when dropping off their children or driving through school zones.
Military police will be quick to issue speeding tickets and tag vehicles parked in unauthorized areas. And while traffic controls will be set up in five different locations, Oxendine said police will also patrol the school area. The patrols will include 10 security personnel and seven new radar guns.
“We’ve had no problems in the past and that is why we have no problem in maximizing our personnel to make sure children travel from and to school safely,” Oxendine said.
Garrison officials are urging parents to use bus transportation if possible or walk, depending on distance, to help limit traffic overflow.