The out basket: Monica Garcia and Tessie Long both say they see
drivers ignore the extended stop signs and flashing red lights on
school buses that are loading or unloading students.
Monica writes, “I drive up and down Ridgetop Boulevard during the morning and afternoon busing times. There have been many times when I am behind a stopped bus and the lights are flashing with their stop sign out, yet a driver going the opposite direction does not stop. I’m assuming they are not stopping because there are no kids who cross through the somewhat large grassy area in the middle of the street. Isn’t it the law to stop if you see the buses lights flashing and stop sign out?”
Tessie is a bus driver for Central Kitsap schools and says drivers are getting worse about not stopping for school buses when the red flag comes out.
And, of course, Monica Boyd of Old Military Road made our paper Monday in the big red tarp and sign she is using to personally combat the practice on her road.