A one-day survey conducted in late April showed that a higher number of motorists illegally passed school buses than the year before. The Arkansas Department of Education reported that all school districts — 3, bus drivers representing school districts — complied with the one-day survey. This indicates that our bus drivers and school districts are making school bus safety a priority and are expressing their concern about the high number of instances regarding illegal passes of stopped school buses. I believe motorists are becoming more aware of the law, but one instance is one too many. Remember: Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.
It's summer and it's hot. That's not a good time for a child to be left on a bus in a hot bus yard. And that's just what happened in Waterloo. The Sioux City Journal reports that authorities say a Durham School Services bus driver failed to check the bus Tuesday and wound up leaving a six-year-old boy alone inside the vehicle for almost two hours. The bus was parked at the bus yard with the boy inside as temperatures reached the high 80s outside. Six-year-old Denterrio Moore's mother, Shantae Slater, told The Courier that he woke up on the empty bus sweating, alone, and unsure of where he was. During the long ride, Moore wasn't sure where to get off and wound up falling asleep.
Sure, there was once a time when riding the school bus was actually fun. There was nothing more exciting than seeing that big yellow bus pull up to your stop. Your bus driver was actually nice and knew your name, and you got to sit next to your best friend and giggle over all of your inside jokes. Here are the top 10 most annoying things about the school bus. Unless of course you're one of the lucky ones with a cool bus driver.
There was plenty of news across Connecticut on Tuesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories. State Police released the identifications of the two people killed in the four-vehicle crash. The battery-powered glider ran out of power, according to the report, and one person was taken to the hospital.