Tuesday, January 22, 2013

School Bus Danger
(This article was first published in February of 2012 and it is still relevant in January 2013)

The movie “Forest Gump” starring Tom Hanks is one of my best movies. I never tire watching this movie. One of Tom Hanks lines in the movie reads, “Stupid is as stupid does”.

Students on the Carmichael Road strip are riding on a large yellow school bus daily. They get dropped off after school to certain points. What is horrifying is that the exit is on the right hand side of the bus. Yes, the exit is on the right hand side. This means that students exit the bus onto the main road. Are we serious? This is a disaster waiting to happen.

I am beseeching the powers that be to please desist with this dangerous and irresponsible practice forthwith before we have another tragedy on our hands. Surely there must be an emergency fund somewhere that can be used to replace this bus or construct the exit on the left side.

And how can the Road Traffic Department sanction such a vehicle to be used for this purpose? The end certainly can’t justify the means. We need to protect our youth, not expose them to obvious risk.
Dehavilland Moss

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