BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — Driver after driver is being caught on camera flying by school buses, many of them distracted by their cellphones, according to officials with Frye Transportation Group.
“It’s nerve-wracking,” said owner D.J. Frye.
In one recent incident, another driver was going so fast that the bus’s cameras couldn’t even capture the license plate. Frye alerted the police and school district about it. He also posted the video to social media, hoping to get help from the community.
“We have 4,800 kids. I feel that they are all my own,” Frye said.
That’s why he’s so passionate about putting a stop to drivers who don’t put the safety of the school bus first. He said with more students heading back to class in person, routes are becoming longer due to transportation companies following CDC guidelines. It’s leading to an alarming rise in impatient drivers and scary situations.
“It’s taking overall longer to get everybody in their seats and get all the vehicles moving to the next stop,” Frye said.