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Prepositions are important!

Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:32 pm

Virginia law on passing a stopped school bus has been clear for 40 years. Here - read it yourself:

"A person is guilty of reckless driving who fails to stop, when
approaching from any direction, any school bus which is stopped on any
highway, private road or school driveway for the purpose of taking on or
discharging children."


Yes, drivers must stop a school bus which is, er, stopped.

Wait. Is something missing there?

Indeed. The preposition "at" was deleted in 1970 when the law was
amended, the statute's history shows. And a man who zipped past a school
bus, while it was picking up children with its lights flashing and stop
sign extended, was found not guilty recently by a Fairfax County
Circuit Court judge.

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Post by Kuro on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:58 pm

*deep sigh* I love my state, really I do. It's the morons in charge I hate.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:44 pm

From Virginia, are you? lol

When we vacationed in DC, we stayed in a hotel in Alexandria. It was really cool. I had my one and only experience with scrapple there.

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Post by Kuro on Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:41 am

Ah, scrapple. It's rarely done right, and even more rarely tastes good. I only like it with maple syrup.

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