Students start school on Sept. 4th with an elementary school half-day including kindergarten and NRHS for 9th graders only, according to the New Rochelle School District calendar, which means the ubiquitous yellow buses will again be sharing the roads with commuters.
For most drivers, the flashing stop sign that extends from a school bus during pick-ups and drop-offs is more sacred than any other traffic signal.
Still, some motorists don't obey. And whether ignorance or carelessness is at work, it puts youngsters in danger.
A new national survey carried out by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation (NASDPTS) uncovered a startling statistic: in the course of a single day, more than 108,000 school bus drivers reported that 85,279 private vehicle drivers passed their buses illegally.
(For footage of illegal passes, watch the above video. The film was provided by ATS CrossingGuard, a company that outfits school buses and other roadway vehicles and infrastructure with camera technology.)
Patch wants to know: where in New Rochelle are drivers least likely to respect the school bus stop sign?