A video surfaced on social media that shows a vehicle using the sidewalk to drive around a line of multiple parked school buses in New York City.
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The security footage shows several young students who appear to be in preschool walking on the sidewalk after disembarking from their school bus. The car then appears on the sidewalk and stops just short of hitting a couple of children before accelerating and speeding off.
Dov Hikind, a former New York assemblyman from Brooklyn who posted the video on Twitter, said the video was recorded at Borough Park.
He also took up the issue with the New York Police Department via Twitter, adding that the motorist should be arrested.
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I’m calling on @NYPD66Pct to look into the matter and arrest the man responsible for the reckless endangerment of children’s welfare. All that because he couldn’t wait an extra few minutes… pic.twitter.com/pWpgwaeagz
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) February 20, 2019
Currently, New York state law mandates that passing a school bus when it is loading and unloading students is punishable by a fine of $250 to $400, five points on the driver’s license and possibly 30 days in jail for the first offense.