Safety

Video Captures Car Passing School Bus on Right Side

Thomas McMahon
Posted on March 30, 2017
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shared footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it sped along the right side of the bus. Screenshot from Greenville County Schools video
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shared footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it sped along the right side of the bus. Screenshot from Greenville County Schools video

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A school bus driver here was credited with keeping students out of the path of a car that passed the bus on the right side on Wednesday morning.

The incident was captured on the video surveillance cameras on the Greenville County Schools bus. The district shared the footage on Facebook.

The school bus driver had stopped on a highway to pick up students who were on the left side of the road. In the video, the driver can be seen holding up her hand to keep the students from crossing. Suddenly, a car speeds along the shoulder on the right side of the bus, its tires squealing as it veers back onto the road and drives off.

The driver can be heard saying to the students, “See what I mean?” She keeps them waiting for another moment as she continues to look around, then she directs them across the road.

“We are thankful for the watchful eye of our bus driver who held her hand up and kept children from crossing the road,” Greenville County Schools said in the Facebook post. “She is a hero.”

The district also took the opportunity to remind motorists of the need to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students.

“Stop. Be aware. Protect our students,” the district wrote. “Never pass a bus with an extended stop sign.”

Watch the video here:

WSPA reported that district officials could not make out the license plate number of the car that passed the school bus, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Related Topics: danger zone, school bus stops, South Carolina, stop-arm running/illegal passing, video surveillance

Thomas McMahon Executive Editor
Comments ( 7 )
  • wigwag

     | about 10 months ago

    I'm just glad the kids weren't being picked up on that side. I don't know what the solution to this is as bigger fines alone don't seem to help. The most dangerous place is within 10 -15 feet of the bus. This video proves that argument. All we can do is educate the children to be aware of their surroundings at loading zones.

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