Viewpoint: School Bus Dangers

Viewpoint: School Bus Dangers

Too many drivers on south Georgia roads are putting childrens' lives in danger.

A WALB News 10 investigation caught drivers zipping by a school bus, even though the stop sign was deployed and children were about to get on or off the bus.  Bus drivers say it happens every day.

In May of 2010, a little boy in Tift County was hit and killed when a driver failed to stop for a bus.  Unfortunately, it's probably just a matter of time before it happens again.

We urge drivers to obey the law and always stop when a school bus deploys its stop sign.  We also hope police will actively look for and cite violators and judges will impose maximum fines of one thousand dollars.  This is a serious problem that must be addressed seriously to protect our children.

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