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Please Be Patient While Following A School Bus

May 2, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: The other morning I was picking up an elementary special needs student. Behind my bus was a driver who was honking their horn for me to hurry up and get going....

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May-02-13 6:22 AM

Yep..this letter will garner less than usual fanfare because it's not about gay marriage or politics. But the people she speaks of are just like the ones who whiz right by you just to be stopped a few seconds later by a red light, or the ones who, when they hear an EMS vehicle approaching, will not pull aside.

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May-02-13 7:05 AM

Blowing the horn behind a school bus isnt going to make a difference, why do it?

Everyone needs to be courteous, including the bus driver. The kids safety is paramount.

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May-02-13 1:46 PM

I agree with your letter, Patience is far and few between these days. I bless all you Yellow Bus drivers, it takes loads of patience and love to do this job. For the "Honker", shame on you, get up earlier and miss the Bus route and be early to wherever you must be!

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May-03-13 1:27 AM

"If the special needs child needs extra time getting belted in, why the flashing red lights since the child is already on the bus?"

lol, this isn't the bus drivers decision. This is just state law. The bus drivers can not stop the flashing lights until the child is secure in the seat. Are you this clueless on most issues?

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May-03-13 1:54 AM

I mean really..anyone who thinks that the decision to drive away while the child is still being fastened is left up to the driver's 'common sense' has to be pretty clueless. I see no other possibility.

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May-03-13 9:46 AM

Hopefully, the person that was blowing their horn reads this letter and realizes their lack of respect.

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May-03-13 9:47 AM

Krystal, just ignore the dog. The dog enjoys barking up every tree. I've yet seen anything positive come from this dog.

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May-03-13 9:06 PM

"I just asked if the flashing red lights were necessary if the kid was on the bus."

No, you claimed this decision had to do with the bus driver's common sense. And as I pointed out, it is state law. But by all means, just create more arguments instead of acknowledging that someone cleared up something for you. :)

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May-04-13 2:53 AM

Mikey? You seem to be absorded in your fantasies. However, at the same time, I try to stick with reality. The state law is that the bus driver must keep the warning lights on until the child is fastened...

is this hard to understand? Does it make you want to argue your panties off and make fake enemies...

I feel sad if thats the case.

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May-05-13 8:18 PM

Duh. I don't think Sea is qualified as a legal interpreter. The NYS Office of Modal Safety & Security, Bus & Passenger Carrier Safety,indicates "warning lights" refer to BOTH red and yellow lights.

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May-12-13 8:26 AM

Beth, I sat behind one of these inconsiderate rascals on 2nd st. a while back. for over 5 mins. While the driver and the "mom" chatted, laughed, smoked ciggybutts, and slurped coffee. not exagerating

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