Obey 20kmh bus limit
It was with horror and disgust that we observed our neighbour as she attempted to cross Tower Rd this past Friday afternoon, after collecting her children from a school bus.
The bus was parked and clearly marked as a school bus. Therefore the speed limit should have been 20kmh by passing traffic in EITHER direction. Sadly, this was not the case.
With the exception of a few motorists who were considerate enough to slow down, the majority of the traffic passing the bus showed either contempt or complete ignorance, not only exceeding the 20kmh limit but clearly also exceeding the standard 50kmh limit also.
Had a police road safety unit been in the area, the officer would’ve had a field day and rightly so.
Most motorists need a huge wake-up call before a child is hit or killed.
Having lost our own child in 2009 through similar circumstances, Fridays events came with a sense of deja vu and was far from pleasant, as our family watched and waited for what could have been a tragic accident.
We stress again, the speed limit when passing a stationary school bus from EITHER direction is 20 kmh. For those of you who regularly pass school buses picking up or dropping off children, please spare a thought for those kids and their families and slow down, before another child is again hurt, or worse, killed.