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School bus driver tells Casper City Council he sees variety of traffic laws frequently disobeyed

A school bus backs up in the snow near the Natrona County School District Bus Hub in central Casper on Tuesday, November 26. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A school bus driver told the Casper City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3 that he was concerned that many drivers ignore various traffic laws around the city.

“I am a witness to drivers ignoring the law,” Tom Hall said. “The City of Casper needs to do the right thing and start enforcing this tomorrow.”

“I park on Spruce and 14th [while waiting for students]. Driver after driver totally ignore the stop signs there.”

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He added that he also notices traffic lights being ignored or drivers failing to come to complete stops. Hall said that Boulder, Colorado utilizes technology to issue automatic citations to traffic rule violators.

Illegal lane changes were another concern Hall raised.

He added that multiple drivers fail to yield to school buses when their signs are out or flashing lights are on, particularly at the Bus Hub.

If you would like to contact members of the Casper City Council regarding this or any other issue, here is their contact information:

Mayor Charlie Powell (Ward II, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Vice Mayor Shawn Johnson (Ward II, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Ken Bates (Ward II, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Steve Cathey (Ward III, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Steve Freel (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Bob Hopkins (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Mike Huber (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilwoman Khrystyn Lutz (Ward I, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Ray Pacheco (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Council members can also be reached by mail at: 200 N. David Street, 82601

If you would like to contact members in your specific ward, but don’t know which ward you are in, a map is available at the City of Casper’s website.