Letter to the Editor

Reminder of school bus dangers needed

Monday, December 3, 2018

To the Editor:

This morning as I was stopped waiting for a school bus to load three children, I noticed that not one of them looked for traffic before walking across the street to board the bus.

They just trusted that since the bus had stopped and that the stop signs on the side of the bus were extended, that it was safe to walk into the street. I have noticed similar behavior several times in the past.

I think it would be wise to teach children to look both ways before stepping into the street even if the bus had their stop signs displayed. I think teachers and parents should remind their children every day to take this extra precaution, so that they will learn to be responsible for themselves rather than trusting others with their safety.

I believe there are some real world examples of children who were hit by inattentive drivers while crossing a street to board a bus. Thus this is not just a theoretical matter.

John Leonard