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Safety saves lives

October 1, 2011
The Inter-Mountain


I would like to address an issue that happened around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

I was waiting for my grandson to get off of the 41-A bus at the old Chat and Chew in Norton. The bus driver had stopped the bus and put out his red stop sign. My grandson exited the bus with the aide that helps on the bus. I was standing on the other side of the road, ready to cross and get him. He was ready to run to me. A car came out of nowhere, flying down the road. The bus driver blew his horn. The bus aide grabbed the back of my grandson's backpack to pull him back. The car put on her brakes and slid all the way past the end of bus, then proceeded down the road.

Because this person wasn't paying attention, or talking on a cell phone, my grandson was almost hurt, or even worse.

I'm hoping by writing this that people will be more aware of the school buses, and watch out for our precious children.

I have the utmost respect for the bus driver and aide on 41-A for doing their job and saving my grandson's life.

This was a terrifying experience for all four of us.

Please be careful when you're driving, go the speed limit, and when you see a bus letting children out, stop.

This could have been a terrible accident. Look up when you're driving, and stay off your cell phone.

Let's keep our children safe.

Mickey Walter




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