As the title states. I have started to let my 7 y.o catch the bus to school. I drive her to the bus stop and park up from the bus zone, about 20 metres up (so I am legally parked). She waits with me until it's time for the bus to come and then gets out of the car and walks 20 metres to the bus stop. I stay next to the car (I have another littlie) and get out and wait until she is on the bus. Usually there is another little boy there but today he wasn't there. I have chatted to his mum before and we both wait.
So this morning my daughter is waiting at the stop and the school bus drives straight past her. I then got her in the car and followed the bus for about a km (past two more stops) to where it stopped again. I got out and my daughter ran on. It was a different bus driver who told me he drives wed, thurs and fri. He then told me he doesn't stop at the stop I was at (even though the other driver did and the time table says it does). He says it was because he has to watch the road as he turns the corner and that bus stop is meant for other buses going in a different direction.
I then said it was strange because she had caught the bus there the last two days as had the other little boy. He said then "if you work with me I'll work with you"
and could I please drop my daughter at the school bus stop about 500 metres from where I had dropped her as it was easier for him and she has shelter if it was raining.
This other bus stop is in a no standing zone out side another school. It is highly inconvienient and impractical. I may as well drive her to school.
But what gets me is that he drove straight past my daughter, what if it was a child who hadn't had a parent there? Many kids just wait alone at bus stops and it upsets me to think that he could just drive by a child like that.
So would you ring the bus company and ask what is the go? I do not want to complain formally as it he may become nasty. Also it could have just been an honest mistake with him trying to cover his a*se.
This post has been edited by Omega_particle: 13/02/2013, 09:35 AM