Thanks to the installation of cameras on the sides of school buses in Buncombe County, the rate of convictions for school bus passing violators has gone up from 25 to 50 percent. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, prior to the cameras, school bus drivers had to write down license plates, if they were able to. Even when passers were tracked down, conviction rates were incredibly low. Now that they have photographic evidence, violators are going to be held accountable for endangering the lives of children.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), approximately 3,000 drivers pass school buses illegally every day, and 14 students have been killed getting on or off school buses statewide over the past 17 years. If your child has been injured on or around a school bus, contact the skilled legal team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 888-773-8388 for an immediate free consultation.