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Traffic to stop and wait for a stopped school bus loading or unloading children.

Submitted by Kathryne Wall on Thursday 1st December 2022

Published on Wednesday 7th December 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 7th June 2023

Current Signatures: 1,868
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2022 ~ Children ~ Cross ~ drivers ~ Estate ~ Illegal ~ Injuries ~ Law ~ October ~ point ~ ROADS ~ Route ~ Side ~ Stopped ~ system ~ Transport ~ Usual

Petition Action

Traffic to stop and wait for a stopped school bus loading or unloading children.

Petition Details

I would like the traffic laws to adopt a system where it is illegal to overtake a stopped school bus. Drivers should wait behind any stopped school transport bus where children are boarding or alighting to protect children from being hit by overtaking vehicles.

Additional Information

My daughter and her older brother use a designated school transport bus everyday.

On the 10th October 2022 the bus had a different driver and he went a different route into our estate dropping the children on the opposite side of the road to their usual drop off point. My daughter was the first one off the bus and checking the road she deemed it safe to cross, however she didn't see from behind the bus an overtaking van and was hit at nearly 40mph. She sustained serious injuries.

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