Sixth grader Drew Carlson saved a life. He called 911 for an overdose while on the school bus to Woodland Middle School in Illinois. He was upset that the student he was sitting with mentioned that he had just taken lots of pills and hoped that he would die in peace before they got to school.
Across the nation, drivers illegally pass stopped school buses 13 million times each year; in Iowa, 138,600 times every year. If we cut that number, we'll reduce the number of children killed and injured by reckless drivers.
Each day bus drivers encounter scores of speeding and distracted motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and illegally zoom right past the stopped buses after the driver extended the stop sign.