Parents and grandparents of children attending school in a Texas town are taking to social media to call out truck drivers accused of illegally passing school buses full of students.
Parents of students in the Anderson-Shiro Independent School District in Anderson, Texas are concerned about the driving behaviors of people in the area after witnessing a truck driver use the right shoulder to pass a school bus that had barely finished letting children aboard.
Bridget Young says that she was watching her grandchild get on the bus from her home along Highway 90 last Wednesday when she saw a semi truck barreling towards the school bus on the right shoulder. She says the truck passed the bus just as the doors closed with the children safely inside. At one point, the flatbed truck stopped on the shoulder as the other drivers refused to let him back into the main lanes.
“At first, I thought he was stopped because he couldn’t stop fast enough but then he continued to race and try to cut off other drivers in the shoulder where the kids load the bus on the side,” said Young to KBTX News.
Young took to social media and posted photos of the truck hoping to identify the driver, but no driver has been identified.
“Everybody wants to take a video but nobody gets a license plate number,” said Dave Hesterman, the director of operations for Anderson-Shiro ISD. “All we get is a vague picture of a truck or a car but we have nothing else to go.”
Young says that she just wants drivers to be more careful before they accidentally alter a family’s life forever.
“Just slow down. It’s only a little bit of time in the mornings and a little bit of time in the evening. I just wish people would pay attention more and quit being in a hurry. My worst fear is my grandbaby or anybody’s child, grandbaby gets hurt or killed or on this road.”
“These drivers have enough on their plate, not having to worry about trucks coming up on the right side or being passed on the right side or not seeing the reds and meeting them, going past them,” Hesterman added.