Coronado adds crossing guards for student safety

CORONADO, Calif. -- School is back in session in Coronado and the city is focusing on student safety to make drivers more aware of kids walking and biking to school.

With three schools near each other, heavy traffic is always a concern for students and parents.

“It’s a little sketchy. One person will stop, but the other lanes don't. I've been part of a close call -- it's scary,” said Kristy Newman as she was picking up her daughter after school.

In the past, the City of Coronado has used crossing guards to help students and parents cross busy streets. This year, crossing guards will be added along F Avenue at Third and Fourth streets  -- before and after school.

“I really appreciate it. Last year, there weren’t as many. It was a big problem getting across. Having the crossing guard is a big difference – I love it," said parent Jennifer Anderberg.

The city also has crossing guards at F Avenue at Sixth Street and Orange Avenue at Seventh Street.