Safety

Video Shows Motorist Driving on Lawn to Pass School Bus

Nicole Schlosser
Posted on September 13, 2018
School bus video shows a motorist in Missouri veering around a stopped car and driving onto the lawn to pass a stopped school bus. Screenshot from bus video posted on Parkway School District's Facebook page.
School bus video shows a motorist in Missouri veering around a stopped car and driving onto the lawn to pass a stopped school bus. Screenshot from bus video posted on Parkway School District's Facebook page.

BALLWIN, Mo. — Video shows a motorist here driving onto the front lawn of a home in a residential neighborhood to get around a stopped school bus and a car that stopped for the bus.

On Wednesday at about 8:25 a.m., footage captured by a video camera on the side of the Parkway School District bus shows the bus slowing to a stop and its stop arm extending, with a red light flashing. One car stops for the bus. Then the car driving behind that car swerves to the right to bypass it and veers onto the lawn and sidewalk, passing a car parked on the street and the bus.

Parkway School District posted the video on its Facebook page and included a message saying that the neighborhood where the incident occurred is near Henry Elementary School. The message also asked for readers to contact the Ballwin Police Department with any information on the incident. The police department also posted the video on its Facebook page.

The district's message also pointed out that stop-arm running incidents are “real and dangerous,” and asked readers “Please, please don’t ever do this!”

Watch the video below.

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

Nicole Schlosser Managing Editor
Comments ( 10 )
  • Gary Leach

     | about 8 hours ago

    It appears that he was not paying attention that traffic had stopped, going too fast and to avoid an accident drove on the sidewalk. Notice that he damaged his car and lost something. At first he was going to pass when he noticed the bus.

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