To the editor:

Just finished reading the Oct. 2 editorial on school bus scofflaws endangering the lives of children when exiting the school bus (“Cracking down on school bus scofflaws”). When the cost is immediate to those who break the law, fewer will do so.

There is a solution that will end this dangerous driver behavior. The current stop arm is symbolic only. When a school bus stops, a stop stick is deployed at the left rear of the bus and will rise at a time to be predetermined by school officials.

When passing a school bus that is stopped to discharge students may cause a flat tire, I guarantee you they, the driver waiting to pass, will not move until it is safe to pass. Tires don’t come cheap.

Ken Bonacci

Salem

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