Parents worried about drivers at Springfield bus stop

Violators are subject to a $250 fine

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some parents are worried about their children getting off the school bus because drivers aren’t stopping when the kids are being dropped off in Springfield.

A viewer contacted 22News about the intersection of Dwight Street and Harrison Avenue. Parents who live there told 22News, drivers speed right past the school bus stop sign and flashing lights, putting the kids in danger.

One parent said a crossing guard and child came close to being hit Thursday.

Marilyn Rivera, a Springfield parent, said, “Please be careful when you see a stop sign and a school bus. We got kids, and we as a community we have to work together.”

Not stopping for a stopped school bus with the lights flashing could cost you. Violators are subject to a $250 fine, for the first offense.

A second violation could result in a $1,000 fine, and a six month suspension of your driver’s license.