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August 25, 2014  |   Comments (4)   |   Post a comment

VIDEO: N.C. school bus shows several illegal passing violations


WNCN is sharing this footage to raise awareness of the problem of illegal bus passing.

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This is a six lane road. No child would be crossing it... I've wondered about situations like this. I live in NC and almost no one stops for a school bus when they're on the opposite side of the road, on the four lane I frequently drive. It seems silly to do so because it's obvious that the children won't be crossing four lanes of traffic. Occasionally I see someone stop and it causes confusion and makes some people upset. I wonder what the law is?

Ethan Ford    |    Mar 12, 2015 07:29 PM

why is the door opened while bus is still rolling? and we still want cars to stop?

4731    |    Nov 19, 2014 03:16 PM

The problem is all over the country and is really sad. Here in N.Y. state to land a conviction, the school has to posativley ID the driver even if the car and plate are clearly videotaped. I don't know about you, but I drive my own car, not some random person. I do agree change has to be made, people should be held accountable for their actions and that of their vehicle. I would love to see the police present the violaters with the summons in a public and embarassing way. Maybe make them stand on the main corner with a sandwich board stating " I passed a stopped bus like an idiot ". It has been done before for lesser crimes.

steve carlson    |    Aug 27, 2014 03:51 AM

WOW!!! It looks so modest. When you count the cars in both directions ignoring the lights that is a lot of vehicles. That is a lot of unheeded warning, and massive potential danger for our children. What if for a week, the tags of every car passing the bus was ticketed? Maybe it would be enough for the local paper to pick it up and for that drivers community maybe a change would happen. I know I would not be just sitting in the drivers seat but contacting the local authorities with the video to try to make a way to "make change" and open the eyes of the drivers in that area.

Dee    |    Aug 26, 2014 02:14 PM

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