Safety

Parents push for more visible school bus stops

Posted on October 14, 2010

DELAND, Fla. — Don and Kimberly Mair are working to make school bus stops more visible following the death of their daughter, Gabby, in June. The 12-year-old was hit by a car after being dropped off by her school bus.

The Mairs asked the Volusia County Schools board in a recent meeting to support their efforts to get signs posted at bus stops on major roads that would alert drivers that there might be children in the area, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

"Drivers don't pay attention. They speed down roads when the bus is just leaving," Kimberly Mair told the newspaper. Don Mair added that posting warning signs at school bus stops would provide a “buffer zone” so that children who don't immediately head for home would be safer.

The Mairs will meet next week with district Superintendent Margaret Smith to discuss how the school district might help address their concerns. They'll also present information about possible grants to help pay for the signs they want.

The Mairs have set up a Website, gabbyslaw.com, to promote their campaign and solicit support from other parents, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Related Topics: fatalities, school bus stops

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