Investigators take closer look at intersection where girl was killed

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 6, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    Do these buses have the bumper arm? They create a few feet of space.
    The other bus driver may have assumed too much when they didn't see the stop arm out. Flashers are enough to require a stop, according to the driver's ed book.
    This is a good time for a complete safety review, including the placement of the bus stop.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    May 6, 2014 7:31 a.m.

    It is so obvious that the children who exit the bus and walk in front of the bus to cross the road need to have the red lights flashing and the stop signs extended on the side of the bus until they are safely on the other side of the road.

    What is this talk in this article about children needing to walk 20 feet in front of the bus before crossing the street without the benefit of the red flashing lights?

    I'm embarrassed for the investigators of this accident.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 6, 2014 4:51 a.m.

    From this picture the intersection does not seem to be a problem and traffic volume so low it doesn't make sense to change the stop.

    What I see are other elements in the equation more serious a concern. The bus itself is most of the problem, it blocks the view of drivers behind and to the left side of the buss to see the children. And why do these small children loaded down with back packs big enough for soldiers to take on a 20 mile hike? This must be an extreme physical and stressful handicap just walking into the bus and seems a senseless waste of impaired ability to avoid hazards of any kind, they are prone to falling back off the bus climbing the steps.

    What kind of camping gear and survival equipment do these children take to school? Pencils and books and paper are provided at school.

    First get rid of the back packs hampering their safety then get rid of the buses and let them walk to school in groups, safety in numbers. Elementary schools are so near in neighborhoods its almost an insult to even waste money and resources they don't need to provide.