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November 21, 2013  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Report of car following bus takes humorous turn

By Thomas McMahon


For school bus drivers, vigilance is essential, but sometimes it has unexpected results.

That was the case in a recent incident at Miami-Dade County Public Schools in which a school bus driver reported a suspicious-looking vehicle following the bus.

Randy Mazie, director of the district's North Transportation Center, saw the humorous side of the incident report, and he kindly decided to share it.

Here's the report, with the names removed (but with a particularly funny typo left intact).

Driver — Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx
Aide — Xxxxxx Xxxxxx
Bus — #XXXXX
School — XYZ Elementary
Students — 1
Injuries — 0

Driver was heading north on XXX St. and XXX Ave.
A white car with dark tents [sic] on the window started following the bus.
Driver contacted dispatch and driver was instructed to go to the XYZ Police Department.
An officer met the bus and then instructed the driver to continue.
It was determined the white car was a parent whose child had missed the bus.

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:) We had something similar not to long ago. The driver was literally about to radio us when I called to tell her that her new students mom was following the bus to the early education center. Mom had cleared it with school, but school forgot to let us know! Yes, kudos when the drivers are observant and notice when things just don't feel right!

Michelle    |    Nov 22, 2013 08:00 AM

Kudos to the driver for being so observant. Next time it could be something more.

Connie Kent- Driver/Train    |    Nov 22, 2013 07:09 AM

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