As a licensed driver it is imperative to understand traffic laws. In particular, the laws that relate to the safety and operation of a vehicle in or around a school bus stop or child loading area.
An estimated 23 million students ride buses on a daily basis.
Shockingly, more than 70, 000 drivers pass school buses illegally on a daily basis! That means 70,000 chances a child could be hit getting on or off of a school bus. As a parent and as a legal professional, I find this deplorable.
Traffic laws in all 50 states make it illegal to pass a school bus while children are loading onto or off of a bus. Flashing lights, stopped traffic, and young children in their path are not enough to deter careless, negligent drivers.
Holding Reckless Drivers Accountable and Keeping Kids Safe
Despite continued efforts, the staggering number of drivers who have total disregard for the safety of children continues to rise. As a parent and as an attorney I think it is abhorrent to behave recklessly at any time, but particularly near schools, in school zones or anywhere in the vicinity of a school bus; especially during the loading and unloading process.
If your child suffered an injury due to driver’s negligence – call me today! I will meet with you any time and any place that is convenient for you.
Prevention of reckless behavior is a must, and those that injure our children must not go unpunished.