‘Inattentive’ School Bus Driver Cited After Rear-Ending Vehicle On 10 Mile Road

December 10, 2018

An Escambia County School bus driver was cited for careless driving after rear-ending a vehicle Monday morning on West 10 Mile Road. .

The Florida Highway Patrol said bus driver Joe Wesson, 69, stopped briefly at the railroad tracks on 10 Mile Road near Highway 29, then pulled the school bus forward into the rear of a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 25-year old Audry Morford of Jay.

The FHP said Wesson was “was inattentive to the traffic in front of him”. Both drivers and 12 students on the bus were not injured.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.


4 Responses to “‘Inattentive’ School Bus Driver Cited After Rear-Ending Vehicle On 10 Mile Road”

  1. not a bus driver on December 11th, 2018 3:36 pm

    None of you haters is a good of a driver as you think you are. School bus drivers deal with way more than they should have to for very little money, for our children. Lets at least try not to bash on the entire school bus driver community because a few of them have the same “duh” moments that we all do on a daily basis.

    This driver has for better or worse lost his job, will probably lose his commercial driver cert, and will still have a family to support and bills to pay.

  2. My2Cents on December 11th, 2018 10:26 am

    Some of these bus drivers need to be retrained. One pulled out in front of me as if they were driving a car. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting them. I know there are careless vehicle drivers but there are careless bus drivers as well.

  3. fl-girl31 on December 11th, 2018 8:21 am

    Yesterday, I was at the light getting off of I-10 at Beulah. The light turned green for traffic to enter 9 mile Rd and as I saw the first vehicle start to pull forward I saw them stop; here comes a school bus rolling straight on 9 mile and they ran through the red light. Thankfully the driver saw the bus coming and didn’t pull out in front of it.

  4. tooma on December 10th, 2018 5:38 pm

    This is no surprise, There are many safe driving bus drivers no doubt, given with what they have to deal with in the morning, but during morning commute’s I have seen bus drivers take many chances on the roads with what would be considered unsafe decisions in morning traffic. A lot of pressure on them to stay on schedule as they deal with the texting while driving idiots on the road…

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