School Bus Stop Safety

Several school and government departments, as well as the family of a young child killed when he darted out into traffic while waiting for a school bus, were at a meeting Monday to discuss safety at school bus stops.

Antonio Johnson was killed in November of 2010 on Highway 101 near Beaufort.

The meeting mainly discussed items related to the Department of Transportation, such as crosswalks and signage at bus stops.

Some signs will go up around blind areas alerting drivers that a bus stop is nearby.

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  • by Cliff Location: Altoona, AL on Mar 8, 2011 at 09:28 AM
  • by concerned parent! on Mar 7, 2011 at 08:20 PM
    A young girl was assaulted by a man at a bus stop 6:30am this morning in Durham while waiting on her school bus- thats also another safety issue for parents to be ware of! Praying for all children/youth!
  • by Bus Driver Location: ENC on Mar 7, 2011 at 07:18 PM
    I also am a bus driver and yes the responsibility lies upon the driver, the children, guardians/parents and other drivers. People are in to much of a hurry lately! I drive on a major highway and too often people are trying to pass me as I'm trying to stop and I've had 3 vehicles this school year pass my stopped bus! I've only been able to see 2 of these liscense child got on and was trying to walk down isle to sit as a car decided he would go ahead and the other day I stopped to let a small child off the bus as they stepped towards me I made them stop because a oncoming car did not stop they were to busy talking to their passenger! PLEASE PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!
  • by A Bus Driver Location: N C on Mar 7, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    As a bus driver, I see every day drivers that are in a hurry. Certainly the kids need to be careful while waiting, but more responsibility rests with the drivers of the vehicles on the highway. Most drivers see the flashing yellow lights on the bus and speed up to avoid having to stop. This is a dangerous practice and all too soon a child is going to anticipate the red lights following the yellow lights and dart out as a motorist tries to avoid stopping. This is going to be a tragedy. It is difficult to prosecute the offenders because so much information is required such as driver description as well as the vehicle license plate number. All of this while trying to keep your eyes on the children approaching the bus. I pray everyday for those kids because alot of drivers out there dont seem to care.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Might be wise to discuss neighborhood schools as a means to reduce transportation cost and to reduce the amount of time children are at risk while on the bus being transported around the county.

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