Cape Coral Rotary Club to install plastic benches at bus stops

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One month following the death of 8-year old Layla Aiken at her bus stop in Cape Coral, the driver that hit her and sped off has still not been caught.

Despite an arrest not being made, a community group is stepping up to make more permanent safety changes at the bus stops.

The bus stop where Layla Aiken, 8, was killed in a hit-and-run crash. Monday, March 25, 2019. Credit: WINK News

The Rotary Club of Cape Coral is ready to install plastic benches at various bus stops for the students to sit on as they wait. The benches will be on top of a concrete slab and will have lights on them as well as other high visibility safety features.

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Friday in Cape Coral, the Rotary Club will hold a stakeholders meeting with the city where they hope to obtain a list of 200 semi-permanent bus stops they intend to make safer for the children.

Once the Rotary Club obtains the list they plan to go out to each bus stop to conduct site surveys so they can prioritize bus stops that might be more dangerous than others.

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