Tuesday 30 December 2008

Yellow bus campaign

THE parents of two children killed by cars seconds after stepping off their school buses have united to campaign for a safety crackdown. Heartbroken Carla and Derrick Oldham and Maureen and Philip Milne want to ban drivers from overtaking parked kids' coaches. And they have demanded schools use easy-to-spot American-style yellow buses to warn motorists to slow down. Carla's daughter Robyn, 15, was yards from her home in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, when she was struck by a Mercedes. Two weeks later, Maureen watched in horror as her 12-year-old son Alexander was hit near Lonmay, 20 miles away. Alex's sister Maerin, 10, also witnessed the tragedy.