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North Carolina School Attempts Drop-Off Traffic Solution, With Hilarious Results

The morning drop-off wait isn't going away anytime soon.


A school in Monroe, North Carolina stumbled upon a cure for the morning drop-off gridlock when they implemented a double car lane system. Well, they thought they did. As video of the daily herding shows, it didn’t take long for the drop-off blues to be solidified as an inevitability. 

Most parents would agree that dropping their kids off at school is, more often than it isn’t, a hellish nightmare. Not because spending an extra half-hour in the car with their tots doesn’t sound great, but because no one wants to sit in a car for that long in the morning.

That being said, the initial reason behind Unionville Elementary School changing up the drop-off system actually has nothing to do with parents or their suffering: It was really just an attempt to stop a local highway from getting backed up every morning. The two-lane solution seemed viable for a whopping 30 minutes, but the drone footage of the drop-off shows the line spiraling out of control again a little after 7 AM, right into the highway. Oops. 

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  1. How stressful do you find days when your kids can't go outside?
    Not stressful at all. We make the best of it
    Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t. Depends on the circumstance.
    Extremely stressful. It’s hard to entertain them
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The school’s failed attempt probably reminded parents of a tried-and-true rule: sometimes, no change is better than having hope put in your hands then ripped away. They’ll have plenty of time to think about that while they wait in life for drop-off tomorrow morning.