Former Broken Arrow crossing guard concerned for children's safety
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - A former Broken Arrow crossing guard has left his job after fearing for his life and the lives of students.
Allen Thornburg spent more than two years working the crosswalk near 4th and E. Kenosha Street. He says he repeatedly sees drivers speeding through the area, which has a marked 35 mile per hour limit.
"Cars go through here and 90 percent of them are right at 45, 50 or some of them up to 55 miles per hour," he said.
During certain hours, the speed limit drops to 25 miles per hour, but he says drivers ignore that as well.
He believes it is a matter of time before someone is hurt or killed.
"It may be their kids that are trying to cross there when they come through at 45 or 50 miles per hour," he said. "I'd just like to see them run the speed limit."
The Broken Arrow Police Department says they actively enforce the speed limit at every school zone and crossing.
They say the crossing near 4th and Kenosha is one of the most highly enforced in the city.