Reminder: A Cautionary Tale
09-17-2013, 06:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-17-2013, 06:09 PM by My Alter Ego.)
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Reminder: A Cautionary Tale
It's that time of year again, folks. School has started again; there is much to divert our attention, at all times, not just while driving. One of my co-workers saw an accident on the way to work this morning. This is her description (with some editing -- in italics):

"This morning I passed by a collision involving a school bus and a teenage driver. It was in the school zone that runs between the high school and elementary and middle schools (in the town where she lives ); the collision happened right outside my son’s preschool. The high school driver t-boned the school bus, forcefully enough to drive her car underneath the bus clear up through her windshield. I drive through there every day, and given the numerous teenagers I see texting and talking while driving, I can imagine what happened."

One of the researchers she works with has been conducting research regarding texting and other cellphone use while driving (those in the Pac NW may have already seen this):

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/monica-guz...passenger/

Be careful out there
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09-17-2013, 07:17 PM,
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RE: Reminder: A Cautionary Tale
Wow that collision sounds terrible! I hope everyone involved, including the preschool is ok.
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09-18-2013, 05:14 AM,
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RE: Reminder: A Cautionary Tale
(09-17-2013, 07:17 PM)Haleylvr4evr Wrote: Wow that collision sounds terrible! I hope everyone involved, including the preschool is ok.

Hl4evr, your concern is sweet. I'm sure the preschool was just fine. I can't find any mention of the accident in any news, so I suspect any injuries would not have been major, despite how bad it seems that it must have been for the young driver of the car. I suspect many are somewhat shaken by this accident, particularly the school bus driver and the driver of the car (and, likely, the parents of the young driver).

The point, of course, is that when driving near schools, precaution is necessary, and that mean putting the phone away.
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