Yes disasters sure do make for the kind of headline that we never want to see or read about, ever again. Almost every week we see in the newspapers or on TV an accident involving a school bus. I want to know why? Just today, on TV, June 18th, 2012 I observed an accident involving a yellow people mover overturned in NYC, with injuries. I also noticed two more accidents involving these buses in various parts of our country and I am furious concerning the amount of incidents that happen while our precious cargo gets transported. It has to cease, immediately.
Why is it that nobody has mentioned the reckless attitude by a small minority of drivers who bring shame on all other abiding employees? Give a glance at your vehicles speedometer and observe the speed you are traveling the next time a yellow vehicle passes you because you will be surprised and should be angry. They must slow down and observe the posted speed limit.
I am a retired paid Firefighter Captain, 27 years and informed that "we were not the king of the road," and that we were to observe all traffic lights and intersections with caution. This was to get there safely in order to do the task we were being paid to do, with safety. Is there another reason for our children to be transported in a supposedly unsafe manner? Why all the hurry?
I had a conversation with the Brick BOE Transportation Director, Joseph Sangiovanni and I was informed of all the safety equipment installed on our buses recently, and liked learning about the concern we have, here in Brick, for our most precious commodity being taught by the teachers,while in school. Lets get the kids here in one piece by performing defensive driving.