Motorist Endangering Students’ Lives in North Georgia and Hamilton County

Posted On: October 25, 2016 under

In a recent story on WDEF’s website, Logan Patterson and Edith Chavarria-Hernandez, are each facing charges in Whitfield County for allegedly failing to stop for school buses that were dropping of children. The two drivers were reported to law enforcement by witnesses who recorded the license plates of the alleged violators. Motorcycle dangers to students are rising.

In some Georgia counties, the school buses are equipped with side-mounted cameras to capture violators. Unfortunately, Whitfield County is not one of them. In Tennessee, Ben Coulter, the Director of Hamilton County School Transportation, estimates 200 school bus stop violations occur each day.

In some Georgia counties, the school buses are equipped with side-mounted cameras to capture violators. This can help when the school district wants to improve its bus accident prevention protocols.

Unfortunately, Whitfield County is not one of them. In Tennessee, Ben Coulter, the Director of Hamilton County School Transportation, estimates 200 school bus stop violations occur each day.

If you witness a vehicle failing to stop for a school bus, please record the vehicle’s license plate and report it immediately to local law enforcement. If your child has been injured while on a school bus, consult a skilled bus accident attorney. It is critical that witnesses report any violations to the local law enforcement.