Driving to work today I was shocked to see how many vehicles had blatantly disobeyed a school bus while it was stopped to pick students on Main Street in Buffalo.  The bus had flashers going and the retractable stop sign was out. These were not just careless, but intentional acts by drivers apparently in a hurry to get somewhere. This is not only unsafe but illegal.

We often hear about bus safety rules at the beginning of the school year. However, although we are approaching the end of the school year, most grammar and high schools remain in session until June. The rules we hear about in September must be followed throughout the year, even when they do not get as much attention later on.

Please remember we are dealing with the lives and safety not only of the children, but the drivers, aides, and other motorists. The safety procedures in effect today are the direct result of tragedies in the past.  We are all in a hurry, but safety must remain a priority.