Letter to the Editor

Stopping for bus is issue

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

To the editor:

I want to address an issue that seems to be touched on only at the beginning of the school year. That is cars not stopping for buses. We live on East Jackson Boulevard. The other day the bus stopped to drop off my son from school, and cars failed to stop while children were getting off the bus. This is not the first time. I has happened in the morning getting on the bus and in the evening getting off.

Where are the police during this time of day to ticket these people? Is it going to take a child getting hurt? There have been several serious accidents recently along this stretch of road. It is even more dangerous when buses are stopped to load and unload children and cars are not stopping.

Because Jackson Boulevard is a multiple-lane road, not everyone thinks they have to stop. I really feel that the school and the police department need to find a way to deal with this issue. These cars need to be ticketed and made aware that they are violating the law and risking the lives of school children.