Two different school bus stops for houses right next to each other?

Exterous

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Took a different way home as I had to run an errand. Along the way I slowed down as a school bus was stopped at a house. The bus let the kid off but instead of the red lights turning off completely the driver changed from red lights to yellow lights and drove several feet to the next house. Red lights came back on and another kid got off. We're talking maybe 1/4 acre lots so its not like its too far for the kid to walk. Seems a bit excessive to me
 

Nashemon

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What age were the kids? It seems the drop off and pick up for younger kids is right in front of their house. They don't allow them to walk to the end of the road anymore.

Kids here don't even come out of their house until the bus pulls up and honks. Then their mom tells them the bus is here, and a minute later the kids comes crawling out of the house. Sucks to get stopped behind one. I don't blame people get fed up with stopping for them all the time.

When I was in school, we had one stop where the bus would turn around after it, then stop the bus on the other side of the road so the kids didn't have to cross the street. It was literally a dirt road, and I'm pretty sure it was a dead end, so it made it even stranger.
 

lxskllr

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You don't expect the little waterheads to walk 50' without wandering into traffic, do you?! Sounds like you need to think of the children more.
 
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Exterous

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What age were the kids? It seems the drop off and pick up for younger kids is right in front of their house. They don't allow them to walk to the end of the road anymore.

Kids here don't even come out of their house until the bus pulls up and honks. Then their mom tells them the bus is here, and a minute later the kids comes crawling out of the house. Sucks to get stopped behind one. I don't blame people get fed up with stopping for them all the time.

When I was in school, we had one stop where the bus would turn around after it, then stop the bus on the other side of the road so the kids didn't have to cross the street. It was literally a dirt road, and I'm pretty sure it was a dead end, so it made it even stranger.

They weren't small kids so that with the time of day makes me think middle school
 

SearchMaster

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We had a thread about this recently, and yes it's ridiculous how every kid has their own bus stop. My bus ran by my house twice on its route in and out of my neighborhood but I still had to walk about 1/3 of a mile to my bus stop.
 

pete6032

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We had a thread about this recently, and yes it's ridiculous how every kid has their own bus stop. My bus ran by my house twice on its route in and out of my neighborhood but I still had to walk about 1/3 of a mile to my bus stop.
and what you experienced should be exactly what children today should experience. Gotcha.
 

Mayne

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I had to walk a mile in -40 celcius weather just to get to my bus stop when i was a kid...true story
 

tynopik

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is there a sidewalk? if not it's probably 'health and safety', can't have the kids walk in the street period. that's just ghastly dangerous (and if the little angel gets hit by a car, guess who's getting sued). also can't have them walk across other people's lawns, that's not legal
 

SearchMaster

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and what you experienced should be exactly what children today should experience. Gotcha.
So you think the bus should stop at every other house, slowing the entire route down and inconveniencing all the cars behind it? Gotcha.
 

pauldun170

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Going to guess that its special ed kids or the state or county you live is populated by former special ed kids.

Round here, bus stops and how kids get to school isn't much different than when I went to school during the 70s and 80s.

In the city kids take public transit to school and ride subways grown as tourist are afraid to take.
 

Red Squirrel

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For the smaller kids they do house pickups. I don't recall if they did that back in my day though but that's going back pretty far. When I was older the bus stops varied but was usually close enough to the house. When I went to the school that was on the same street I lived on then I had to walk or get a ride. It was far enough for a kid to walk but not super far, so usually in the morning my dad would give me a ride then I'd walk home after school was done. In summer I'd take my bike.
 

MagnusTheBrewer

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You youngsters and your buses. When I was going to hs, you had to live more than a mile radius away to get bus service. I lived just within a mile as the crow flies with a huge railroad switching yard in between. If I walked around it like a good kid, it was three miles away. Naturally, I cut across the switch yard dodging the occasional train and climbing a ten foot chain link fence they put up to keep us from doing so.