School will begin soon and the traffic stops on the highway near Broadway Middle School in Seaside will start again. At more than $100 per citation, and at least five issued per school day, a tidy sum is created, thereby reducing any incentive to improve the situation.

The city of Gearhart has two speed monitors by their school showing miles per hour. The cost is about $3,000 each. Our high school has a warning light system, for about the same cost. All of these units are solar powered.

If the Oregon Department of Transportation can afford more than $50,000 for a crossing lane in front of the high school, then between ODOT, the city of Seaside and the school system, this problem should be rectified as soon as possible. After all, it’s all for the children.