City of Windcrest TX allows endangerment of students

To:  Al Ballew (aballew@windcrest-tx.gov); Rafael Castillo (rcastillo@windcrest-tx.gov); Dale Clark (dclark@windcrest-tx.gov); Gene Tovar (etovar@windcrest-tx.gov); Heather Weidenbach (hweidenbach@windcrest-tx.gov); mayor@ci.windcrest.tx.us;
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 09:39
Subject: Unauthorized & Unlawful Persons Directing Motor Vehicle Traffic on Roadways

City of Windcrest TX,

Since the early 2000’s, I have observed & documented persons under the age of 18 both directly and indirectly controlling motor vehicle traffic on City R.O.W., holding/carrying devices with “STOP” and displaying these devices to motor vehicle operators while standing in the direct path of motor vehicles. Back in mid-2000’s, I was told by a former female patrol officer & later former chief, “The PD directly was responsible for the “STOP” devices to be in the procession of the students that are standing in the direct paths of the motor vehicles.”

What part of the following Texas Code and TXDOT standards are not clear to the officials of the City of Windcrest? For just over 10 years, I have directly observed and documented persons under the age of 18 years both directly & indirectly controlling motor vehicle traffic on City of Windcrest R.O.W., with & without an non-qualifying adult nearby. These persons under the age of 18 years have stepped from the place of safety off the sidewalk/curb and directly into the path of oncoming motor vehicles forcing the vehicle operators to stop in order to prevent hitting the persons under the age of 18 years. Especially when there was not any gaps in motor vehicle traffic. Twice in the last 2 years, I have directly observed & documented a unauthorized adult stepping in the direct path of oncoming motor vehicles, not in a crosswalk, not near any intersection, directing & forcing vehicle operators to stop in order to not hit the person. Then directing motor buses to enter roadway from a driveway.

Included here was the transportation and MUTCD code that is at the bottom of this post

Anthony N Schneider Sr
TEXAS PUBLIC SAFETY
SAN ANTONIO TX
www.texaspublicsafety.info

From: Rafael Castillo [rcastillo@windcrest-tx.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:15
To: Anthony N Schneider Sr
Cc: Al Ballew [aballew@windcrest-tx.gov]
Subject: RE: Unauthorized & Unlawful Persons Directing Motor Vehicle Traffic on Roadways

Good morning Mr. Schneider,

Thank-you for this valuable information, we will look into it and concentrate case by case.

Respectfully,

Rafael Castillo, Jr.

City Manager

p: 210.655.0022 ext. 2120
f: 210.655.8776

rcastillo@windcrest-tx.gov

8601 Midcrown
Windcrest, TX 78239
www.windcrest-tx.gov


TRANSPORTATION CODE (As of Nov 8, 2012)Expand

CHAPTER 541. DEFINITIONSExpand

CHAPTER 552. PEDESTRIANSExpand

CHAPTER 600. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONSExpand

 


TEXAS MUTCD 2006 Rev1Expand

Section 7E.01 Types of Crossing SupervisionExpand

Section 7E.02 Adult Crossing GuardsExpand

Section 7E.03 Qualifications of Adult Crossing GuardsExpand

Section 7E.04 Uniform of Adult Crossing Guards and Student PatrolsExpand

Section 7E.07 Student PatrolsExpand

Section 7E.08 Choice of Student PatrolsExpand

Section 7E.09 Operating Procedures for Student PatrolsExpand