What’s that school bus doing on my tail?
Heading to work a little late this morning, I moved over into the left lane of I-10 headed Downtown doing about 65 and knowing that wasn’t fast enough for the lane I was in.
But what did I see barreling down on me in my rear view mirror? An 18-wheeler with Louisiana license plates? No, an El Paso ISD school bus full of kids. Not what I expected. I sped up to 70 to get some distance on the tailgating bus and began looking for an opening to change lanes and get out of the way. The bus matched my speed, and there we were, clipping along 10 miles an hour over the speed limit, me in my Jeep and that yellow bus full of unbelted kids on a field trip to the East Side or something.
Compounding the danger, I know, I pulled my camera out of my pocket, aimed it into the rear view mirror and snapped a picture of bus No. 4. Here it is, in reverse, of course. Then, I moved over and let the bus zip by me. The woman at the wheel didn’t give me a second glance. Hope they made it on time.
— David Crowder