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FHP to Lake Nona High school parents: Don't stop traffic to drop kids off

Parents stopping on Narcoosee Road to drop off students

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 teamed up with the Florida Highway Patrol Thursday to get results and crackdown on a big problem of parents dropping their kids off on a busy street by Lake Nona High School.

Many parents News 6 spoke with said they're doing this to save time, not go through the hassle of being stuck in traffic and have to go to the drop off location. Troopers said this is putting their child's life in danger.

"Improper stop or standing on any of our roadways is not allowed. We've seen it from the far right lane to as crazy as being the center travel lane while other vehicles are traveling," FHP Public information Officer Steven Montiero said.

On Thursday, FHP confirmed they issued a total of 10 tickets to drivers for dropping students off outside
the designed school drop off zone.

FHP took to Twitter on Wednesday, posting, "Lake Nona drivers dropping your students off while stopping in the middle of Narcoosee Road is not only dangerous but illegal. #STOPIT."

The consequences for breaking this law include a $160 citation and three points on a driver's license, according to FHP.

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