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[b]CLEVELAND[/b] - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots.

Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."

The judge ordered her to wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. both days.

Hardin's license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.

[url="http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-woman-drove-sidewalk-avoid-school-bus-ordered-115808700.html"]source[/url]
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Not that I find it offensive or anything, but I'm surprised this is allowed.

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not read the source but nice one Judge, that sort of punishment works.

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[quote name='Xenosion' timestamp='1352223965' post='595301133']
Not that I find it offensive or anything, but I'm surprised this is allowed.
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I find it pretty funny actually. Now I find the whole stop behind a school bus that's unloading children absolutely retarded (no other country has this and kids aren't dying on the streets), but it's still the law. Driving on the sidewalk? That's also against the law and well pretty dam idiotic.

So two major infractions and all she got was a 30 day suspension and has to wear a sign for two hours? Sorry this wasn't some small mistake that she did on accident. It was a moronic and dangerous decision.
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I hope passersby take lots of pictures. :p

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[quote name='-Razorfold' timestamp='1352224372' post='595301157']
I find it pretty funny actually. Now I find the whole stop behind a school bus that's unloading children absolutely retarded (no other country has this and kids aren't dying on the streets), but it's still the law. Driving on the sidewalk? That's also against the law and well pretty dam idiotic.[/quote]

Canada does, it prevents retards from over taking the bus when children could be crossing the road in front of the bus. And lots of kids have died from this scenario, thats why the law was put in place..

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I saw the video of her driving on the sidewalk, she deserved this and probably more.

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[quote name='V8nside' timestamp='1352225240' post='595301193']
Canada does, it prevents retards from over taking the bus when children could be crossing the road in front of the bus. And lots of kids have died from this scenario, thats why the law was put in place..
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Then those retards (which I agree that they are) shouldn't have been allowed on the road in the first place. I can't speak of other drive tests at other DMVs but I know the one in Daytona Beach is about the easiest thing in the world. It's closed course, you get in your car, stop at a light, stop at a stop sign, show that you can signal correctly and that's it. No parking, no traffic nothing.

It doesn't have to be a law, it should just be common sense. But then again coming to a stop at a stop sign is too difficult for a lot of people in this country and you end up with stuff like this: http://www.wfaa.com/home/Caught-on-Tape-Roanoake-177177461.html

But apologies for Canada so I'll rephrase it to most other countries.

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[quote name='-Razorfold' timestamp='1352224372' post='595301157']
I find it pretty funny actually. Now I find the whole stop behind a school bus that's unloading children absolutely retarded
[/quote] you never seen kids walk left off a bus?

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Obviously this punishment is meant to embarrass the woman, but to really do that, doesn't the sign need to specify that [i]she's[/i] the idiot that did it?

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[quote name='rippleman' timestamp='1352226685' post='595301253']
you never seen kids walk left off a bus?
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I have but if you read on I said there are other countries where kids walk off school buses (or even regular public transportation) and cross the road just fine without being run over.

It doesn't have to be a law, it should just be common sense.

[b]Edit[/b]: Sorry I just realized that my original post came out kindoff stupid. I meant to say that I think it's retarded that it needs to be a law to prevent people doing that. But I can no longer edit that post so this counts as that edit lol.

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Wow. Awesome.

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Need a permanent bumper sticker on her car too:
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[quote name='Xenosion' timestamp='1352223965' post='595301133']
Not that I find it offensive or anything, but I'm surprised this is allowed.
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If the municipality, county or state has an "Alternative Sentencing" law on the books judges have a wide discretion in such matters. Some of them are so creative people take up 'court watching' for the entertainment value. Our city is one such area, and a couple of the judges in its.court are masters of the art.
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What an idiot.

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I saw the video of her driving on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus and witness say it is not the first time she has done it. I think she got off very easy, she should have been punished way more heavily.

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For once the punishment fits the crime.

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I saw a news crew interview her mother, who was in the car at the time the video was taken. She complained that the bus stops to pick up a handicap child and it takes forever. So, instead of going one street over and avoiding the long delay, this idiot chooses to jump on the sidewalk. Both, the driver and her mom, are complete idiots.
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Public humiliation is the way to go for non-violent crimes like this. You're -really- not likely to do it again if you're going to end up being shamed in front of the entire community. Well, not unless you're a complete sociopath, anyway.

It kinda harkens back to the old days of putting minor criminals in the village stocks and pelting them with garbage. :p

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From what I read, on the teletext, she did this daily.

I think the judge was not harsh enough.

If this had happened in Britain, she would have been fined at least
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[quote name='-Razorfold' timestamp='1352225934' post='595301219']

Then those retards (which I agree that they are) shouldn't have been allowed on the road in the first place. I can't speak of other drive tests at other DMVs but I know the one in Daytona Beach is about the easiest thing in the world. It's closed course, you get in your car, stop at a light, stop at a stop sign, show that you can signal correctly and that's it. No parking, no traffic nothing.

It doesn't have to be a law, it should just be common sense. But then again coming to a stop at a stop sign is too difficult for a lot of people in this country and you end up with stuff like this: http://www.wfaa.com/home/Caught-on-Tape-Roanoake-177177461.html

But apologies for Canada so I'll rephrase it to most other countries.
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I find the ease of which and the you age you can get a drivers license in America horrifyingly scary.

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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1352275960' post='595302989']
It kinda harkens back to the old days of putting minor criminals in the village stocks and pelting them with garbage. :p
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Ah, for the good old days ... :laugh:

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^ You remember them well, old man? :p

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it's rumored she did not have insurance for that alone she should have lost her license for at least 180 days and for the crime she did commit she should have lost it permanently, as it could have resulted in deaths of children. She should have also been forced to wear the sign and walk around with that on her for 3 months as well as having to help at children's charities.

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Half of the world should wear such a sign :pinch:
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