School Bus Affronts

Recently, Alabama passed a law preventing school-busses from stopping traffic on the opposite side of some streets as children attempted to cross. Here are some shots of of one such affront:

Shot 1 of 6: A West bound school bus pulls up to the north west of the intersection

Shot 2 of 6: Oncoming traffic is not required to stop. Yellow lights don’t seem to bother the east bound driver of the van either.

Shot 3 of 6: The bus driver proceeds west bound. The child whom she just let off wants to cross to the south side of the street.

Shot 4 of 6: The bus drives off with the child on the north side of the road.

Shot 5 of 6: Somewhat later he makes his way to the south side.

Shot 6 of 6: The boy is on his way home on the south side, but the sidewalks are on the north side of the street. The next crosswalk is 1/2 west of here, pooly painted, and there are no sidewalks on the south side.


One Response to “School Bus Affronts”

  1. some guy on the street
    February 16, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    If I were a schoolbus driver, I’d be considering civil disobedience — if it were technically feasible. If I were Supreme Despot of the World, I’d delegate to schoolbus drivers power of arrest to deal with traffic violations around school children.

    As it happens, where I grew up, motorists habitually threaten pedestrians at pedestrian right-of-way crossings. And there definitely *are* pedestrian-right-of-way crossings. It makes me boil!

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