Administrators at Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) are considering playing driver education videos on screens throughout the campus, in response to concerns from Manhattan Beach residents about reckless driving.
The announcement came from Councilman Chaim Deutsch during a recent Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting, saying that the school – whose traffic has long been a thorn in residents’ sides – affirmed during a meeting with him that they would play the videos.
Deutsch explained how he met with the school’s president to discuss the possibility of broadcasting videos that would promote safe driving, such as coming to a full stop a stop signs and always look for pedestrians.
“They agreed,” he concluded to a crowd of applause.
A spokesperson for Kingsborough, though, said that they had only agreed to look into the matter.
“We’re not doing that yet,” said Ruby Ryles, Kingsborough’s spokesperson. “It’s a matter of looking into it and evaluating the viability of it.”
Ryles noted that the school already promotes safe driving by sending emails to the student body about driving techniques.
“Kingsborough has always promoted safe driving and being a good neighbor,” Ryles said.
Deutsch, though, said he was left with an entirely different message when the meeting ended.
“I left the meeting thinking they were going to do it,” he said. ”We’re all common sense people. I don’t see this being a big deal. I’m very confident that this will happen.”
Deutsch also noted that he wasn’t “singling out Kingsborough students,” but wanted to raise car safety awareness throughout the area and broadcasting videos in the school is one way of doing that.