The beginning of every school year it takes a while for new parents to adjust to how the carpool works. You do NOT want to mess with the carpool lane. Hey, you over there who is probably thinking that since your kid is older you can ignore the rules. No. Bad driver. You are most definitely doing it wrong!
If you are at the Elementary School That Shall Go Unnamed, for the love of all things ticket worthy, do not– under any circumstances– turn left. Ever. They even took down a sign that every school I’ve been to has up declaring “No drugs. No guns. No weapons.” to put up a No left turn sign. It’s so not a joke. The police are watching you. Don’t ask me how I know. I just know.
So for all of you who think you can get away with a new year, break the rules, you can’t. You will be called out because you are doing it wrong.