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Section A: General News

Obey the law: Don’t pass any stopped school buses




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October 30, 2013 | 1224 views | 10 comments

AUSTIN -- As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to obey state law by not passing any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal -- either flashing red lights or a stop sign. In addition, Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be enhancing their efforts to catch those drivers who break the law.  . . .

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GetReal  
Floresville  
November 5, 2013 8:42pm
 
 
I am a FISD bus driver & on Sept 12th of this year, personally witnessed 4 FPD vehicles at HEB Express at 3:45 (during school zone hours). This was very aggravating to ... Read More Read More
 
 
Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
November 5, 2013 6:31pm
 
 
Ok county watch dog, did the research, DPS has been on the buses once all school year and that was the day that channel 5 came down and did their story. Not only that, from ... Read More Read More
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
November 5, 2013 2:16pm
 
 
What about the school bus drivers who don't wear seat belts or are talking on their cell phones with kids in the back?
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
November 5, 2013 1:43pm
 
 
The fine should be very hefty - with an automatic 60 day license suspension for the first offense. There is no excuse for passing a stopped school bus with it's red lights ... Read More Read More
 
 
County Watch Dog  
Wilson Co  
November 5, 2013 1:23pm
 
 
Xavier:
Fyi the transportation director has a program set up with the local DPS office and he has state troopers riding the school buses, it's been for the past two years ... Read More Read More
 
 
Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
November 5, 2013 10:24am
 
 
Why doesn't the school personally discuss this issue with the authorities in Floresville and Wilson county? What are they waiting on? For someone to lose thier life. This ... Read More Read More
 
 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
November 5, 2013 10:20am
 
 
The fine is hefty and no fine is worth a child life but how do u stop it when FPD nor WCSO aren't out there to enforce it. Last week I saw 4 FPD at HEB express while cars ... Read More Read More
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
November 5, 2013 8:57am
 
 
Retiredinlavernia......Shades of Salem. Burn the witches.
 
 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
November 4, 2013 11:13am
 
 
Passing a school bus that is stopped with red lights on should be a felony with state jail time. A year or more at least. It is hard to believe how this happens. A fine ... Read More Read More
 
 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
November 4, 2013 9:10am
 
 
I can tell you in Floresville and Wilson county alone this is a very big problem. On a regular bases I see vehicles passing the bus red lights here on 10th st and on Hwy ... Read More Read More
 

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