School bus driver upset after seeing teen texting behind the wheel

Posted 24 September 2015 at 12:00 am


This letter is meant for the high school student that I saw today (Sept. 24, 2015), driving a dark Malibu or Impala into the Albion Middle School driveway.

You had a friend with you, and were attempting to cross East Avenue and turn left into the school driveway at about 3:30 this afternoon. That in itself doesn’t seem so bad, but you were clearly looking at your phone and trying to either read or send a text. It clearly made your attempt to make your turn that much more difficult.

You see, I was in a school bus and witnessed your turn. I could see very clearly what was going on as I was trying to turn left onto the avenue myself from the school.

How would you feel if you had a little brother or sister on that bus and we were involved in an accident because you were texting while driving? And lastly, what would be your parents reaction to an accident of any kind be?

In the future, wait until you are parked, or give your phone to your friend.

Peter Toenniessen