‘Stop period’ for children and school buses


Caught on camera, a father said he watched two cars blow through a stop sign while his son tried to get on the bus. Cars have also failed to stop while his son crossed the road.

Rob Turrisi said a bus stop is directly in front of his office on Estero Boulevard. It’s not uncommon to see drivers blow through the stop sign.

“Slow down,” Turrisis said. “It’s a big yellow school bus, a lot of small lives involved.”

Lee County school bus drivers experienced more than 600 buses pass them from single-day study.

“There was some news recently of people blowing past the stop signs, and I can’t understand why anyone would do that,” Jerry Frease said. “It’s just unbelievable to jeopardize a human life.”

Neighbors said it is time to start giving kids a break or pay the price.

“You want to give somebody the benefit of the doubt, but when it comes to kids and a school bus, there’s no doubt you should stop period,” Frease said.

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