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Driver speeds past stopped school bus. UPDATE

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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I spoke with the bus driver this morning. He radiod State Patrol right away and they got the guy. He was an elderly man who claimed he thought the big yellow bus with flashing lights was a black colored delivery truck...in my opinion he should not be on the road if his vision is that bad. Anyways he got a $500 ticket. I'm so thankful they got this guy. It makes me so mad! We also talked about how we will adress my daughter getting off the bus from now on. I feel so much better but still shaken.


Okay I was waiting at the bus stop for my 5 year old to return from school. We live on a 2 lane rual road and she has to cross this road after school. We have a long driveway so I wait at the end of it in the car with my 2 younger children.The bus stopped and put the stop sign paddle out and lights on and as my daughter was already off the bus and about to cross the road this car just speeds past and continues on it's way. The bus driver was laying on the horn and motioning at the vehicle to stop. I am very shaken about the whole thing. I didn't get a good ID of the car just that it is a car and maybe maroon in color. Anyways I want some advice on what I should do. Should I do anything? Should I speak with the bus driver? Should I call the school? I've already talked with my daughter about it I told her from now on when she gets off the bus she needs to wait there and watch for me to motion her to cross the road. What would you do?

by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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celestegood
by Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM
I'm sorry that happened :(
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nurse1997
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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Here is a thought get out of your car and walk her across !!!

nurse1997
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

IF U CAN CATCH THE PLATE NUMBER TURN IT IN TO THE BUS DRIVER THERE IS A REALLY REALLY HUGE FINE FOR BLOWING A SCHOOL BUS SIGN !

bjw89
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I will be on the lookout for the car tomorrow. We live on a rual road with hardly any traffic, I can coun't on my fingers how many cars have had to stop for our bus stop this school year. From now on I will escort her from the bus doors.

caligirl7613
by Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM
this happened with us when i was a kid. we lived in a rural area and the bus stop was five miles from the house. but we hd to cross an actualy highway ven if it wasnt that busy. but we had this one car that would ALWAYS blow th school bus stop sign. my mom called the local police and complained so much they finally sent an officer to "hide" and it took the person 3 tickets to learn their lesson
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Jesslynne_81
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Oh Dear God...What is wrong with people??? A high school teenager in my area just passed last month after being hit by a car while crossing the street to get on the bus. I just don't understand...one, how can you NOT see the lights, all bright and flashing. Two, why is it so damn hard to wait 10-20 seconds for a child to get on/off the bus and cross the street? I would call the school. Maybe ask the bus driver if they got a better description of the vehicle or who was driving (man or woman, age range.) The bus driver might have mentioned something to the school already. I'm sure they were shaken up by it as well. 



bjw89
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Wow, that is just crazy!

Quoting caligirl7613:

this happened with us when i was a kid. we lived in a rural area and the bus stop was five miles from the house. but we hd to cross an actualy highway ven if it wasnt that busy. but we had this one car that would ALWAYS blow th school bus stop sign. my mom called the local police and complained so much they finally sent an officer to "hide" and it took the person 3 tickets to learn their lesson


bjw89
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

State patrol got the guy. $500.

Quoting nurse1997:

IF U CAN CATCH THE PLATE NUMBER TURN IT IN TO THE BUS DRIVER THERE IS A REALLY REALLY HUGE FINE FOR BLOWING A SCHOOL BUS SIGN !


proudmommy690
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Glad they got him. I remember one day getting off the bus and a car goes flying past. It was scary, i could've been killed. You couldnt even tell the make of the car or color they were going so fast.
bjw89
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

That is how it was yesterday I am glad the bus driver got a good discription because I just saw a blurr speed past us. Sorry you had to go through that, so scary.

Quoting proudmommy690:

Glad they got him. I remember one day getting off the bus and a car goes flying past. It was scary, i could've been killed. You couldnt even tell the make of the car or color they were going so fast.


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