Before the story airs: WRAL Investigates: Wake County school buses caught running red lights

Posted November 18, 2014

Renee Chou

Each day, 800,000 students take the bus to school across North Carolina. The majority of drivers are following the rules of the road. But others aren’t. And there are pictures to prove it.

WRAL Investigates uncovered red light citations involving Wake County school buses from Raleigh’s SafeLight program. Since last year, dozens of buses have been snapped running red lights, even though only a handful of Raleigh’s intersections are monitored.

Getting caught running red by a split second is one thing. Going through an intersection two or three seconds after the light turns red while driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit is another issue.

Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., WRAL Investigates the red light running violators and how the school system handles driving infractions that could endanger the safety of children.

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  • trianglerelic Nov 18, 2014

    Not sure about red lights, but my daughter missed her bus, so I drove her to school. As it turns out, we ended up behind her very bus. The bus was easily doing double the posted speed limit. Then the driver hit a curb hard enough to make the kids bounce. She finally ran over 3 orange cones with entering the school parking lot. I reported the driver, but never heard back. The driver must have been getting ready for NASCAR.