Bus drivers need to put safety first

October 29, 2012

Speeding is not the only traffic violation committed by school bus drivers ("Area schools to monitor tickets given to their buses," Oct. 26). They also do not obey the rules for letting children depart from bus.

When a school bus stops on the right side of road, puts out the "stop" sign, children depart but frequently the bus will leave before all children are safely on the other side of the road. Once the bus turns off the "stop" sign and leaves, children are left on their own to cross the street.

All the children do not live on the right side of the road, so those children must battle traffic to get across the street. Is this a way to keep our children safe? Where has common sense gone?

Jean C. Hussey, Parkton

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