Dad takes action after drivers pass school bus

February 7, 2013 3:46:10 PM PST
A Cumberland County father, who fears for the safety of his three daughters, captured alarming video of drivers failing to stop for a school bus near his home.

Gregory Mosley hopes his little girls' bus stop will be moved back to a safer place after officials see his video showing how dangerous the current stop is.

The video shows the school bus with flashing lights coming down the road and many cars don't make an attempt to stop on either side of the street, even when the stop arm is out.

"If you're in that much of a hurry, I know you've had driver's ed," said Mosley. "I remember you had to stop for buses, but nowadays they don't."

Mosley's three daughters catch the bus to Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary every day at the corner of Ireland Drive and Legion Road in Hope Mills.

Every day, Mosley said he finds himself yelling at drivers. He's been shooting video to document just how bad the situation is.

"What more does the bus driver need to do," asked Mosley. "Back in the day, when you saw the red lights going on the bus, you were stopping. Now you're not. It's just ridiculous."

So, Mosley called the school a month ago and was sent to the transportation office, where he twice filed a complaint. He's been waiting for a phone call.

North Carolina law shows most of the cars in the video should in fact stop.

On a four lane road with a middle turning lane, like Legion Road, cars behind the bus should definitely stop. The cars passing on the other side aren't required to stop. However, Mosley wishes they would.

He's just hoping his biggest fear doesn't become a reality.

"'Until somebody gets hit," Mosley said. "That's when they'll make a change, which is crazy. They should do it before that."

Cumberland County Schools' transportation director said he was unaware of Mosley's complaint. After hearing from ABC11, two staffers from the Cumberland County Transportation Department visited Mosley. They promised to take action on the bus passers issue.

There's still no word on his request to move the bus stop back into his neighborhood and away from the busy road.

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