ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The street next to Tony Hillerman Middle School has a stop sign, not a yield sign. However, one by one buses left the school Monday and rolled straight through the stop sign. Some parents said the problem’s been going on for too long.
“They’re constantly running stop signs,” said one parent. “They don’t stop.”
That parent told KRQE News 13 that the school didn’t seem to want to take responsibility for the problem.
“I’ve called before,” said the parent, who did not want to be identified. “I’ve said, ‘I hate being a pain, but I’m concerned.'”
A school administrator told KRQE News 13 that the buses are not the schools responsibility and said to call the district. A spokesperson for APS said parents who see buses running stop signs should call police.
APS could not say how many complaints they had received about the issue, but said they would “check it out.”
Four APS contractors drive those buses, the Herrera Bus Company, Lucero Bus Company and two individuals, Joseph Gonzales and Alice Gonzales. The Herrera Bus Company was the only one to respond.
“I will address it with our drivers immediately,” said Karen Ramirez, school bus supervisor for Herrera Bus Company. “I will personally speak with our drivers tonight and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”