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Woman who drove past school bus must wear ‘idiot’ sign

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Here's the video...

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Apparently she had done this numerous times and the bus driver caught her on video.

[url="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/woman-drove-past-school-bus-must-wear-idiot-173523817.html"]http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/woman-drove-past-school-bus-must-wear-idiot-173523817.html[/url]


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[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif]Shena Hardin, 32, of Cleveland pleaded guilty to not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered her driver's license suspended for 30 days and for her to pay $250 in court costs, [/font][/color][url="http://fox8.com/2012/11/05/court-orders-driver-to-wear-idiot-sign/"]according to WJW Fox 8[/url][color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif].[/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif]As part of the sentence, Hardin must also must wear a sign that reads, "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus" for an hour a day for two days next week at the intersection where the incident occurred, according to Fox 8.[/font][/color]
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Too harsh? Too light? What you think?


Since the judge is making her do it at the place where she passed the bus... it's kind of like a PSA and a punishment for her.

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Too light.

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thats funny but ya too light.

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The judge is overreaching its authority.
Might as well cane her publicly as well.

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lol

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Caning by that school bus front arm thingy would be good.
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Too light.

Someone like that should permanently lose the [s]right [/s]privilege to drive. Not so much over the specific violation at hand but over the sense of entitlement and general stupidity that it takes to pull that crap.
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You all sure do speak easily of taking away other peoples rights over stupid decisions.

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People often forget the unusual part of cruel and unusual punishment. The judge has no authority to do this.
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[quote name='Kurb' timestamp='1352229983' post='1984508']
You all sure do speak easily of taking away other peoples rights over stupid decisions.
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It's kind of borderline for me... I see the Judge's reason for doing it, but it's a slippery slope from making a woman hold a sign for an hour a day, to much more ridiculous and unconstitutional punishments.

A hefty fine and maybe license suspension would have had probably more effect on her. The sign thing is just an embarrassment... it is a slight deterrent for others, but only slight.

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[quote name='Kurb' timestamp='1352229983' post='1984508']
You all sure do speak easily of taking away other peoples rights over stupid decisions.
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First off its not a right, its a privilege.

Secondly someone who drives with such little regard for the laws governing the operation of a motor vehicle is a danger to themselves and more importantly anyone else on or near the road.

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It's not like she passed a bus at a bus stop...single instance. She repeatedly did this. PASSING on a sidewalk. She should lose her driving priveleges for longer than 30 days. Year maybe? This was over and above the normal "mistake".
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