STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Borough mother and father say that automobiles routinely cross parked faculty buses that are displaying the STOP signal that applies to motorists touring in each instructions.
However NYPD summons knowledge exhibits that solely 250 summonses have been issued in 2016 for doing simply that.
Officers within the confines of the one hundred twentyth Precinct issued 142 summonses in 2016 for passing a stopped faculty bus. There are roughly 35 faculties within the one hundred twentyth Precinct that use yellow faculty buses.
This doesn’t embrace borough excessive faculties that don’t use yellow buses to move college students.
The 121st Precinct has roughly 12 faculties — the least in comparison with different precincts — in its boundaries. Thirty-9 summonses have been issued inside the 121.
In the meantime, tickets for rushing and different shifting violations reached new excessive in 2016.
The 122nd and 123rd Precincts every have roughly 29 faculties inside their boundaries.
Officers within the 122nd Precinct issued fifty eight summonses and eleven got out within the 123rd.
One Staten Island dad or mum, Kim Toth, witnessed and captured the picture of a white sedan drive proper handed a stopped faculty bus with the STOP signal out on the nook of Bloomingdale Street and Lorraine Loop in Rossville.
“The varsity bus was utterly stopped with the lights on and she or he blows proper by,” she said on Fb.
The Fb submit was shortly flooded with feedback from different mother and father who say this can be a day by day prevalence throughout Staten Island.
“All day individuals do that ***,” one other individual commented. “It takes two minutes to cease and wait so you do not probably hit a child.”
One other mum or dad added, “Youngsters are unpredictable. You need to cease when the buses are loading or unloading. There’s a purpose for this.”
Rushing motorists, disobeying visitors management units and driving erratically in class zones and round faculty buses is nothing new on Staten Island.
One Advance video exhibits motorists making unlawful U-turns in from of Egbert Intermediate Faculty IS 2 in Midland Seashore.
“Extra enforcement is required. Perhaps extra cameras?” instructed one other mother or father.