That was the comment of a Head Start director after two cars collided at a busy Albuquerque intersection and both cars crashed into the front of a daycare and preschool.
This is a good example of why ASTM took steps to create a test standard for safety barriers and bollards. This new ASTM standard - F3016 - will allow architects and engineers and city planners and daycare providers to understand that protection is necessary, that heavy vehicles moving at high speed can kill, and that with a small amount of planning and wise expenditure of funds, children can be safe in the very place parents drop them off every day.
So what could have been a tragedy turns out to be a wonderful lesson on planning ahead. I hope that the city and county representatives in Florida take heed of the this lesson and listen to their task force -- because lives depend on people doing the right thing for the right reasons.