WATCH: A dozen drivers zoom past special needs bus stop, ignore honking bus driver in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - UPDATE: Video captured shows at least a dozen drivers zooming past a special needs bus off 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg as the driver honks to warn drivers. 

The video recorded by the Jackie Seeland was just days after we did a story about the unique sign she posted in her front yard begging drivers to slow down.

The video shows around 13 drivers going right past the stopped bus as it loads in a sixth-grader with special needs. 

Officers with the traffic enforcement unit in St. Petersburg reviewed the video and decided to run patrol Tuesday morning. 

They tell us they captured four drivers breaking the law, citing all of them. 

"That's not the best part of law enforcement, writing citations to people, but sometimes that's the only way to get the point across ," said Lieutenant Edward Borrelli.

Borrelli said the department has to move their resources across the city, so they're unable to be at the same bus location often -- that's why they ask for voluntary compliance. 

 

 

 

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Previous coverage: A St. Petersburg family has taken things into their own hands when it comes to warning drivers about stopping for buses along the busy stretch of road outside their home.

Jackie Seeland and her husband David live along 38th Ave North towards Interstate 275 that can bring heavy traffic. 

The sign posted reads "Please Stop for Special Needs Bus" followed with a heart that says 'we love a child with Autism.'

Seeland has been raising her great nephew since he was around two-years-old.

Along with Autism Anthony Reed has ADHD and several other learning disabilities that makes him nonverbal. 

Reed will be going into the sixth grade and he relies on the bus to get him to and from school everyday.

Seeland tells us that the drivers don't stop for his special needs bus that stops in front of his house. So to try and get people to be courteous, they posted two signs -- one facing each direction of traffic to get people to slow down.

St. Petersburg Police Department tells us unfortunately they can't monitor every bus stop to catch offenders, so they want drivers to remember the law when it comes to stopping for a bus.

Seeland hopes the bright signs will not be ignored this school year. 

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