DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They work hard to make sure kids get to and from school safely, but a North Dallas crossing guard says the job is becoming increasingly more dangerous.

Thomas Mays, 69, says he is witnessing a lot of distracted driving at the intersection of Arapaho and Nedra Way near Prestonwood Elementary School.

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He wants drivers to know it’s not only putting him at risk, but young students as well. ​

“I’m doing all this yelling!” Mays said. “They don’t care!” ​

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Crosswalk at the intersection of Arapaho and Nedra Way near Prestonwood Elementary School. (CBS 11)

He’s worked at the intersection for seven years and has helped hundreds of kids ​get across six lanes of traffic with no stop signs or stop lights on Arapaho.

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He said at times, it’s ​impossible​ to cross because drivers are going well ​over the posted school zone ​speed limit of 20 miles per hour, breaking the law.​

“It says 20 mph school zone, 35 regular,” he said. “These people do 70! They act like they on LBJ or George Bush!” ​

“I see it all the time,” a mother walking her daughter to Prestonwood Elementary said. “It’s sad. My husband and I were thinking about reaching out to somebody. I know everybody is in a hurry all the time, but just take the time to slow down.”

They want to see increased enforcement, a four-way stop or traffic lights.​

“Everybody needs to step up because we’re out here ​risking our lives to get your kids across the street so you ought to be able to step up and help us,” Mays said.

Erin Jones