Thomas B. Cole: Re-route buses

May 19, 2013 

Re-route buses

I agree with the writer of the May 6 letter “Steps to bus safety” that school bus safety could be enhanced by improving the signals on the buses and by changing the routes so kids don’t have to cross a busy street to catch the bus.

Most fatalities have occurred when drivers were passing school buses that were stopped on numbered highways. I don’t think a school bus should ever stop on a highway to pick up kids.

I wish the N.C. Department of Public Instruction would assist local school districts to re-route their buses to avoid highways and busy streets. Perhaps the N.C. Child Fatality Task Force (of which N.C. DPI is a founding member) could take this on as a project – no legislation would be necessary.

Thomas B. Cole

Carrboro

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