The Problem With School Bus Stops

Back to Article
Back to Article

The Problem With School Bus Stops

Zoeie McKnight, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






They say kids are the future- but how do kids become the future when they’re hit by a vehicle while waiting for a bus to take them somewhere to learn how to be the future? In the past 3 days there have been at least 5 crashes involving students waiting for their bus. A lot of the crashes took place when children had to cross the street to get on their bus. If students have to cross a busy street or even a street at all to get onto their bus, why don’t the city or school district make a bus stop where the bus can pick up the kids safely instead of having them cross a busy street to get on their bus? The worst part about it is that half the drivers that hit the kids aren’t charged with anything. They get away with no punishment even though they hit an innocent child by speeding or not paying attention. It’s also that district’s fault for placing that bus stop where an accident is likely to occur. Of children who are killed by a vehicle, 64% are killed while waiting for their bus at their bus stop.

Just recently a 7 year old boy was killed in a hit and run while waiting for his bus in Franklin Township. The bus wasn’t even there then. Just standing there on the side of the road, waiting, he was hit and lost his life. What is going to be done about this issue? Has it not happened enough for change to be necessary?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Obama YAG Wins Big at Model Convention

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the week: Jason Thomas

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    A Day After Protests, Students Share Why They Didn’t Go

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Who Will be the Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2020?

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Michael Rosfeld’s Acquittal is Just Another in a Long Line of Abuses of Power

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Michael Rosfeld Acquitted on All Charges for the Killing of Antwon Rose II

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Mya Young

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    “Savior Samuel” Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Dr. Knox and Mr. Mal

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Raven Haston

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Northside Chronicle Editor Ashlee Green on Hyper-Local Journalism

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    The Green Book

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Why Going BPA-Free Might Not Be As Great As You Think

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week Talaya Caldwell

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Responses to The Hate U Give

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Black Life

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Ava Eckenrode

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Ta’Shown Taylor

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Students Frustrated by New Bus Pass Failures

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    LeadYoung Initiative: Sophie Levitt

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Reflecting on the Life of Jonathan Freeman

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Author, Harvard Professor Jill Lepore on the Historical Record and the Direction of the Future

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    An Interview with Mayor Marita Garrett

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Movie Reviews: Keeping Lessons from History Alive

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Atavia Carter

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Speaker Series: Producer, Designer, DJ on Making Money with Media

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    LeadYoung Initiative Week 5: Mahika Halepete

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Post-Gazette Executive Editor to Step Down

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette News Editor Lillian Thomas Visits Obama!

  • The Problem With School Bus Stops

    All Posts

    LeadYoung Initiative Week 4: Sarah Toumi

Navigate Right
Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
The Problem With School Bus Stops