Back To School Drive Time - How Was It For You Today?

School is back in session, which means parents are back to making the daily drive to local campuses. Patch heard of at least one collision and a few reports of short-tempered motorists trying to squeeze through school zones, but how was your First Day Dri

There was a lot of primping and brushing, tying and re-tying of carefully chosen Vans deck shoes, and surreptitious make-up application today as a large number of Lamorinda kids headed back to school.

However, some parents were less than excited to get back to the traffic morass created during drop-off and pick-up times at local schools, and a few tempers boiled over. Readers have already written in to sound off about traffic issues and reckless driving, and it's only the beginning of the year. 

Check out the video to see what traffic was like in Lafayette on the first day of school. 

Which school do you think has the worst traffic? Do you have any crazy school traffic stories? Let us know in the comments below. 

DC / Lafayette August 24, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Getting to AHS can be a nightmare...probably same for Campo and Miramonte. If I leave 10 minutes earlier, I can sail through most of it to get to work (yes, many Lamo moms work and many that do not work a paid job, volunteer their butts off to raise money for schools). My daughter however, as the article states "primping and brushing..." probably takes her 15 minutes to go 3 miles.
ann August 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM
hi dc/lafayette. just a note: working moms volunteer their butts off too. ;.> or write checks.
michelle August 24, 2012 at 07:18 PM
The residents on our street have fought fiercely for well over a year now to have a no left turn sign put up on our street (off of Moraga Way). We finally got our sign last week. But little good it has done. As we walked to school the past three days, we were met by a steady stream of Miramonte students speeding UP hill to make a shortcut to get to school. Today, we witnessed a car on Moraga Way speeding, honking, and crossing the center line into oncoming traffic to make the turn onto our street at a very high speed. What has to happen to make people slow down? I am afraid that someone is going to have to get hurt before people in this town will be willing to slow down.
TMoraga August 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM
HS driver = zero ability to understand safe vehicle operation. Its a known fact.
moragatwentysomethin August 25, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Known fact.^


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