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Could drivers around local schools put kids at risk?

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 20:52:02-04

The roads around your local schools may not be as safe as you think.

New data shows one in three drivers are doing unsafe things, like being on their cell phones in school zones.

New research from ZenDrive says between 4:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon is the most dangerous time to be on the roads near school. It says afternoon pick-up is 40% more dangerous than morning pick-up.

The company mapped out the areas around 75,000 schools across the country to see which states are the safest. States in green are the safest overall around schools and red is the least safe. You can see New York is orange--which isn't very good.

We can zoom into our state and check down a breakdown by county. There are three school areas in Erie County that are worse than the rest.

The intersection of main street and Harris Hill in Clarence near Harris Hill Elementary is actually ranked the worst in the county with the amount of people using their phones while driving.

Nearly across the street Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary has the same ranking.

Here is the link where you can find the intersections near your child's school.