Dearborn police ticketing drivers who drop off Fordson students on Ford Road

Police say student drop-off on M-153 is dangerous for students, drivers


DEARBORN, Mich. – Police are patrolling outside of Fordson High School and ready to issue tickets to parents dropping students off on Ford Road in front of the school.

Dearborn police say that as of Wednesday, they are pulling over and ticketing drivers who drop off students on Ford Road in front of Fordson High School. Parents are letting kids out of the car right on the main road, where speed limits are upward of 40 mph, officials said.

Police said Tuesday they’re focusing on ticketing during school drop-off after they’ve received “multiple traffic complaints.” Police are also concerned because the higher speed limit on Ford Road makes stopping for drop-off dangerous for students and drivers.

In an effort to “help facilitate a safe drop-off for students,” Horger Street -- which runs along the west side of the school -- will become a one-way northbound lane, Dearborn police said.

Starting tomorrow, Dearborn Police will be pulling over and ticketing parents who drop students off on Ford Rd in front of Fordson High School. The initiative comes after multiple traffic complaints along with the high speed limit making it a danger for both students and parents. Additionally, Horger will now become a one-way northbound lane. This will help facilitate a safe drop-off for students.

Posted by TCD Dearborn News on Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Fordson High School just celebrated its 100th anniversary in May.

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