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 2 months 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.

  • See all comments
More Stories
Hawaii Gov. David Ige (shown center right in red shirt), joined by staff members from school bus service providers Roberts Hawaii and TransPar, and officials from the Hawaii State Department of Education, recognized National School Bus Safety Week with a proclamation ceremony. 
Photo

PHOTOS: National School Bus Safety Week in Pictures

An official ceremony with a work of art, refresher training, and a visit from a mascot were some of the ways school transportation providers and suppliers marked NAPT’s National School Bus Safety Week.

The NCST’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. Murrell Martin (shown left) and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.
News

NCST Writing Committees Seek Input

The National Congress on School Transportation’s writing committees are seeking subject matter experts and public comment as they prepare for the 2020 Congress. 

News

Man Accused of Trying to Hijack School Bus

Christopher Martinez of California allegedly steps onto the school bus with students aboard, and says he is driving to a mission, police say. He is charged with attempted carjacking.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!