Opinion

Motorists pose danger

Well it only took less than a week for another idiot to pass our school bus on Chilliwack Lake Road.  This time the male came from behind the bus and passed on the right hand side of the road ( door side) on the gravel with parents in between the bus and his silver and red truck. 

I gave him a look of astonishment and he said not to worry: he would not hit me. Well, with a few not-so-nice words I told him there was a school bus right there. He did not seem to care as he went around us and back on Chilliwack Lake Road, as if nothing happened. 

I have called everyone I can think of to find out what we can do.  Most of the parents are watching their children come down the stairs with the driver is also watching them, as well as watching her mirrors to make sure the vehicles remain behind the bus. But if one car passes, there is nothing the bus driver can do other than laying on the horn.

If I had the $4,000 dollars, I am told they cost, I would have cameras installed in the dangerous and if possible on all the school buses.  What will it take for drivers to wake up to what they could do to a family, or what they would have to live with if any child gets killed or hurt due to the driver’s negligence?

Is your time so valuable that you cannot wait several minutes?  It really sets a good example on obeying the laws or common courtesy. 

Judy Rowland

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