Bus drivers fed up with dangerous drivers

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bus drivers around the metro are fed up with drivers ignoring bus stop signs.

In a poll by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation, drivers counted in one day how many cars pass them illegally.

Out of 108,000 drivers, there were more than 85,000 violations.

In Kansas there were nearly 2,000 violations and Missouri nearly double that number.

The Blue Springs School District now has cameras mounted on the side of their busses to catch drivers who pass the extended arm.

It will take a picture of the car and driver’s license.

Violators will first receive a warning and then a possible fine.

North Kansas City said they work with police and depend on bus drivers to take violators’ information.

"I think the biggest fear is a fatality an injury of a student. We never want to see that happen. It just takes one child to completely devastate a community and we certainly don't want to do that," said Lon Waterman, transportation director for the district.

Drivers in the district train kids to always make eye contact with them and only cross when the driver says it's safe, but they say they need others on the road to do their part as well.

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