Children Need To Look Both Ways
Regarding the Oct. 31 news brief, “3 Siblings Killed By Truck While Crossing Road To Ind. Bus Stop”:
One tragedy after another, and each one touches so many people, be they family, friends, neighbors or acquaintances.
You would have to be inhuman to not imagine the grief of the family of the three siblings killed by a driver as they crossed the street to board their school bus.
But my question to all the parents of schoolchildren and to drivers: How many times have we seen children step off the bus and just run across the street without even looking? I know that I have witnessed this every — and yes, I say every — time that I have stopped behind a school bus.
Parents, schools and bus drivers have to teach children to stop and look both ways before they cross a street. Let this terrible tragedy be a teaching moment to remind our precious children to be diligent when crossing the street.
And for drivers to stay off of their phones when on the road.
Jill Price, Newington