WASHINGTON — Fresh data from Montgomery County Public Schools show in detail the staggering number of drivers who break the rules by speeding past stopped school buses that are picking up or dropping off children.
Figures released this month show that 15,446 drivers were ticketed over the course of the latest school year, 2016-2017.
That is compared to fewer than 3,000 tickets issued during the previous year.
“It’s just horrifying,” said Todd Watkins, transportation director for the county’s school system. “You know in your heart what that could have ended up being. That could have ended up being a dead child.”