Safety

Mother bringing child to bus passes illegally, gets citation

Posted on March 6, 2014

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Sun News reports that a mother who was trying to get her child on the bus was running late and passed the bus while it was stopped, with its lights flashing and stop sign activated, to pick up another child for school. The mother then stopped in front of the bus.

The bus driver reported the incident, saying that she had stopped at the child's home, but the child was not ready, so she continued on her route.

Police cited the mother for passing a stopped school bus.

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Related Topics: Ohio, stop-arm running/illegal passing

Comments ( 1 )
  • James

     | about 4 years ago

    Quite a few of the potential stop arm violations that we see actually involve the parent dropping off the child to the bus. It is common in very cold weather for the parent to be waiting for the bus with the child in the car to stay warm. Often the bus pulls up alongside the waiting car to pick up the child. The child gets out and boards the bus. As soon as the child is safely aboard the bus, the parent then drives off even though the stop arm is still out, triggering the stop arm violation system and capturing the license plate of the parent dropping off the child as a standard violation. Careful review of the situation is often required to determine the exact nature of the triggering of the stop arm violation system, however many repeat offenders are parents who drop off the kids at the same location every day with the same habits of leaving the scene of the child hand off.

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