Editor: I have been a school bus driver now for going on six years. Now that school is back since Sept. 5, I have noticed more people passing school buses no matter what or where they are.
I would like them to realize how dangerous this can be. I had a car pass me on Longwoods Road, which is a two-lane highway, and came very close to another car coming the other way. It really upset me; thank goodness I didn’t have any children on my bus. I just could not help but think about what could have happened. So I hope everyone will read this and think about what could be:
I died today.
You see, I couldn’t be late for my meeting at 8.
I saw the yellow bus with its lights flashing and stop sign out. But I was in such a rush. I knew I could pass that bus.
Before I realized it was too late to put on my brakes.
All I heard was the horn, screams and such, then the crash of metal on metal. The other car stopped, as it should, but I was late for my meeting at 8.
I lost my life today along with the lives I took of a father, mother, brother and sister of people I never met, all because I was running late.
Now I will always be late, never on time, never to be there again. All because I was in such a rush to pass that yellow school bus.
So leave early, never run late. You don’t want to rush and pass a school bus.
Please don’t die today, because you think you are late. Leave early if you have to, just think of the other lives you might save or take.