One-day survey shows 1,500 school bus passing violations

November 5, 2013

A one-day survey conducted nationally highlighted a disturbing fact — too many people pass stopped school buses.

The survey, coordinated by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation, asked public school districts in every state to have bus drivers record passing data for one day last spring. On May 1, Washington had 3,588 bus drivers in 110 districts participate, and they recorded 1,523 violations.

“Passing stopped school buses remains a serious problem,” Randy Dorn, Washington’s superintendent of public instruction, said in a press release. “Every violation represents a potential accident and potential injury to a student.”

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