2000-10-21 / Letters

Stop Passing Buses

Dear Editor;

For the past month or so taking my children to school I’ve witnessed several drivers passing stopped school buses with their red lights flashing, and drivers passing these busses not only in one direction but both ways.

The school that this occurs near is P.S. 225. I’ve enclosed some safety tips that may be informative to your readers.

  • When traveling in your car, recognize your responsibility when you approach a stopped school bus. Come to a complete stop, watch for children near the road, and don’t pass the bus while it’s stopped.
  • All school buses are surrounded by a 10-foot area known as the Danger Zone. In this area, it can be difficult for the driver to see, especially small children. The most dangerous parts of the Danger Zone are immediately in front of the bus and from in front of the rear wheels to the rear of the bus. Teach your children how to avoid these areas.
  • When leaving the bus, students should never cross the street behind the bus.

In closing, I believe the 100 Precinct should have a sector car parked at this school. Just think of all the money the city can make.

ANDREW M. CRUZ

RETIRED EMT


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