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    Quote Originally Posted by PrchJrkr View Post
    He's probably working. Not everyone can post while on the timeclock.
    TPD started this thread at8:58pm on Monday. Their last reply to this thread, until 9:18pm tonight, was at 8:12am on Tuesday. Are you saying that TPD has been "on the clock" for the last 51 hours? Not unheard of but would be very extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    This was not an offense that needed to be reported IMO - not life threatening. My point was that if your kid rides this bus then you need to be aware. Does the driver make these type of moves with kids on the bus? I don’t know. What I do know is what I observed when the bus was absent of kids. If I reported every traffic infraction I observed I would get nothing else done. If I reported every school bus I observe speeding, every parent would be taking their kids to school because we would not have any drivers left.

    Unless the law has changed since I was a substitute bus driver 15-20 years, did you know that in no circumstance should a bus with kids on it exceed 45mph? There has only been one school bus driver that I have known in all my years of driving that observed this law to the exact speed - Robert Raley God bless him! The next time you are behind a school bus, observe the speed....then report it if you think it will help you sleep at night.
    Whether there are kids onboard or not, it's likely the driving habits are the same. They're still driving that huge vehicle and representing the school system. It's not only a threat when they have kids onboard, it's also a threat to the general public and should be reported and dealt with. And, no, there is no 45mph limit for school buses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    TPD started this thread at8:58pm on Monday. Their last reply to this thread, until 9:18pm tonight, was at 8:12am on Tuesday. Are you saying that TPD has been "on the clock" for the last 51 hours? Not unheard of but would be very extreme.
    I didn’t know there was a time frame rule on this forum, as when members reply again. And, it is funny that you would make that comment. In the last week or so, I have seen members reply that have not replied since circa 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Nice first post, right??
    I've been a lurker for a long-time and this popped up on my Facebook. It just hit a nerve and I had to speak my peace. Some people are great at seeking out a resolution when they see a problem. Some people are good at complaining and telling everyone else about the problem, they clear their mind and figure someone else can pick it up from there. I mean, he had enough detail and time to post it here and could of used the same amount of time to contact the St. Mary's school system or the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPD View Post
    This was not an offense that needed to be reported IMO - not life threatening. My point was that if your kid rides this bus then you need to be aware. Does the driver make these type of moves with kids on the bus? I donít know. What I do know is what I observed when the bus was absent of kids. If I reported every traffic infraction I observed I would get nothing else done. If I reported every school bus I observe speeding, every parent would be taking their kids to school because we would not have any drivers left.

    Unless the law has changed since I was a substitute bus driver 15-20 years, did you know that in no circumstance should a bus with kids on it exceed 45mph? There has only been one school bus driver that I have known in all my years of driving that observed this law to the exact speed - Robert Raley God bless him! The next time you are behind a school bus, observe the speed....then report it if you think it will help you sleep at night.
    I know of some police officers who do stop bus drivers with or without kids. If they violate the law and the officer observes it, he gets a ticket like anyone else. Just because he is driving a school bus does not shield him from the law. If anything, there should be stricter enforcement of school bus drivers. Not less enforcement. They carry the most valuable treasure we have. Our children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I didn’t know there was a time frame rule on this forum, as when members reply again. And, it is funny that you would make that comment. In the last week or so, I have seen members reply that have not replied since circa 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Momto1 View Post
    I've been a lurker for a long-time and this popped up on my Facebook. It just hit a nerve and I had to speak my peace. Some people are great at seeking out a resolution when they see a problem. Some people are good at complaining and telling everyone else about the problem, they clear their mind and figure someone else can pick it up from there. I mean, he had enough detail and time to post it here and could of used the same amount of time to contact the St. Mary's school system or the police.
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