WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — It’s becoming a growing problem at school bus stops across North Carolina — distracted and defiant drivers refusing to stop for school buses.
WTVD-TV reported that it’s happening at an alarming rate.
State officials are now putting out a warning as students prepare to head back to school.
One Wake County mother told ABC11 she fears for her daughter’s safety.
Karen Taylor waits at the bus stop everyday with her 5-year-old daughter, Abigail. She says it’s too dangerous to let her go alone.
“The bus will put the lights on way down the road here so it’s visible for everyone to see, but several times people haven’t stopped,” said Taylor, according to WTVD-TV.
Abigail recently began kindergarten, and Taylor has already witnessed many drivers speed past Abigail’s stopped school bus at the intersection of Barwell Road and Shirley Street in Raleigh.
“In about five or six days, it happened about three times,” said Taylor. “It could cost a child their life, and I wouldn’t want it to be my child.”
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