Parents concerned about drivers outrunning school buses

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Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:00 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 7:03 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: School Bus, Speeding, Lights, Karen Underkoffler, Zachary, WBRZ

ZACHARY- Parents in parts of Zachary are worried about the safety of their children after catching drivers outrunning school buses.

Karen Underkoffler filmed a driver speeding past her daughter's bus last week. She said she has witnessed drivers ignoring the red stop signs and flashing lights. She even created a sign that tells drivers to "slow down" when she takes her children to the edge of her driveway.

"They have no consideration," Underkoffler said. "When the lights are on they go around the buses and speeding especially."

Underkoffler said she contacted authorities and so have her neighbors. She is afraid something bad will happen to a child before something is done.

"Please slow down," Underkoffler said. "Imagine if that's your kid standing on the side of the road. People speed through here and speed limit is 45."

News 2 checked with the Zachary School System. They are aware of people trying to outrun school buses. Currently, there are 66 buses in Zachary that transport children to school. Only five of them have cameras that recently started getting installed to catch drivers who break the law.

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