A recent investigation by 10 Investigates, a Columbus news agency, revealed that school bus drivers in central Ohio often endanger student passengers and pedestrians by speeding and violating other traffic laws.
Reporters from 10 Investigates went to several school districts in central Ohio and used a speed gun to track several buses as they passed through a school zone with a posted speed limit of 20 miles per hour.
Several buses went through the intersection at speeds well above the limit. In Northeast Columbus, reports clocked one bus traveling at 44 miles per hour through an active school zone. On the east side, investigators clocked a bus traveling at 32 miles per hour in a school zone.
Even more shocking, a bus driver at Norton Road was clocked going 49 miles per hour in a school zone while another driver blasted through at 38 miles per hour.
Investigators also reviewed approximately 2,000 driver records from 11 school districts. They found 67 instances of bus drivers being charged with failure to control their vehicles.
Since 2010, there were 30 instances of bus drivers being charged with speeding. Also, there were 24 instances of bus drivers being charged with failing to maintain a safe distance between their buses and other vehicles.
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