School buses speeding?
School buses speeding in North Fort Myers neighborhood?Photo: Video by fox4now.com
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Are speeding school bus drivers putting your child in danger?
A North Fort Myers mother says for the past year, school buses in her neighborhood have been ignoring stop signs and speeding - and she says she has the video to prove it.
"And then he speeds up right there," said Tes Musielak, as she played her home surveillance video.
The video shows bus drivers appearing to speed.
"Every day they come through here they don't stop at the stop signs and they speed up into the curve," said Musielak. "We're just worried about the kids."
Musielak and her husband worry about the safety of their 2-year-old son. They say they have complained to the school district but things haven't changed.
"[I'm] scared to death," said Musielak.
To be fair, we didn't see any posted speed limits and it's hard to tell how fast the buses are actually going in the video.
Bruce Boner lives up the road. He says he watches buses roll past the stop sign on the corner of Brooklawn and Lakewood.
"There's probably five to seven buses coming through here every morning," said Boner, "and maybe two of them stop at the stop sign."
It's hard to tell but Musielak's surveillance video seems to show buses turning the corner without stopping at the stop sign.
Boner says things have gotten so bad residents have put up their own sign: "Slow please we [heart] our children."
"You can see we put this sign up here...thinking that might help a little bit," said Boner. "But apparently it hasn't."
So, we called Lee County school board member Don Armstrong who says he'll look into it.
"We take those things seriously," said Armstrong. "I'd be more than happy to look into it. This is our student's safety."
Armstrong says once he gets the bus number, and confirms it's a Lee County School District bus, the district can pull GPS logs to see how fast the bus was going.