LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – The complaints continue to pour in about students having to catch the bus on a dangerous Polk County roadway. In May,17-year-old Kalen Kirk, a George Jenkins High School student, was hit by a car as he ran to his bus stop on Clubhouse Road.

In total, three people have died on the same street in the last few years. Recently, the County and Lakeland Electric installed a new street light on Clubhouse Road at Andros Boulevard where Kirk was hit.

That’s why concerned parents contacted 8 On Your Side. They want more lights and safer bus stops for their kids.

One parent said he drives his kids to their bus stop every morning so they don’t have to walk along the busy street in the dark.

“I have to do what I have to do to make sure my kids are safe,” Hemant Kumar said. “We have tried to call the office, the Polk County School Board, and they won’t, they just won’t do anything.”

“The rate of speed is pretty fast and it’s very dark. There are not a lot of lights on Clubhouse Road,” another parent, Melissa Pflieger said.

She drives her 5- year old daughter to a different bus stop, otherwise, she would have to cross Clubhouse Road. “The walk would be dangerous. It would probably be a 10-15 minute walk.”

8 On Your Side investigated, and found out the County and Department of Transportation will go over the results of a traffic study next week. This traffic study started over the summer when school wasn’t in session, to determine if improvements are necessary.

In an email, a spokesperson said a consultant will present recommendations for improvements. Once suggestions are made, community meetings will be scheduled.