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Livonia mother uses video camera to bust drivers breaking school bus laws

Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 18:12:45-04

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) — A mom, fed up with drivers she says are putting children in danger, turned to social media for justice.

She posted videos of drivers speeding by her children’s bus stop off Plymouth Road between Eccles and Newburgh in Livonia, past a bus with blinking red lights.

“To think what could happen if a car hit a child at 45 mph. I am a nurse. It would be devastating,” said Crystal Fall.

She says she has a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old and wants to make sure they are safe. She says she doesn’t know if drivers on Plymouth Road aren’t paying attention, don’t care, or simply don’t know the law.

“They are children. It is the law,” said Crystal.

Here are school bus safety laws for drivers from Michigan State Police.

  • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing
  • Stop at least 20 feet away for buses when red lights are flashing, unless driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway
  • Slow down in or near school and residential areas
  • Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds-that indicate children might be in the area
  • Watch for children between parked cars and other objects