It’s one of the first things you learn in driver’s ed – if a school bus is stopped and its lights are flashing, treat it like a red light. But Ken Cagle says a lot of drivers seem to be ignoring that.
“We’re trying to let people know you gotta stop, it’s very dangerous," Cagle says. “Children get killed this way.”
Cagle, the 9-1-1 supervisor for Rains County, says the Sheriff’s Office lately has been getting two or three calls a week about drivers whizzing past stopped – and flashing – school buses. That’s a lot, given that those calls used to be rare.