In Harm's Way: School Bus Children Are Being Hit by Cars Because Drivers Ignore the Flashing Red Lights

Some states cracking down on drivers who ignore warnings and drive recklessly around school buses.
1:35 | 09/02/16

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Transcript for In Harm's Way: School Bus Children Are Being Hit by Cars Because Drivers Ignore the Flashing Red Lights
Now with some chilling video schooled children struck at the bus stop hit by drivers ignoring the flashing red lights as kids get on and off. When city handing out nearly a thousand citations during just the first week of school. And she's clean sand dealt with the video showing just how dangerous it can be. In these disturbing videos the kids are the ones in school but it's the drivers that apparently need a lesson. Twice just this week in Austin, Texas students hit by drivers blowing right by school buses ignoring signs and flashing lights. We're close to a thousand violations just in the first week of school. In both cases the kids were OK but on average drivers who illegally passed school buses killed ten kids every year. Then there's the close calls in Washington State three girls almost hit by an SUV. In West Virginia three cars passed right by nearly striking this boy. Here in Colorado bus drivers report that illegal passing can happen more than 500 times every day. The folks are typically that time a day in a morning are trying to get somewhere and just aren't paying. The sort of attention they show. Nationwide bus drivers report that in just one day more than 74000. Drivers ignored the warnings and the law over a school year that translates to more than thirteen million scenes just like this. Now more states are taking action installing cameras to capture the license plates of drivers. Who refused to hit the brakes Clayton send out ABC news Denver.

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