Cleveland, OH – A woman has been ordered by a judge to wear an “idiot” sign for passing a school bus while it was loading and unloading children, ABC 15 is reporting.
Shena Hardin was caught on camera using a sidewalk to pass a school bus. In addition to wearing the aforementioned sign, the 32-year-old had her license suspended for 30 days. Hardin will also have to cough up $250 in fines.
Unfortunately for the traffic offender, she will be forced to stand at an intersection while wearing a sign which reads “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Hardin will be made to stand with her shame on Tuesday and Wednesday (November 6 and November 7) from 7:45 am to 8:45 am.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver Hardin passed on the sidewalk caught the whole thing on camera. According to WQAD-8, Hardin passes school buses on a fairly regular basis. Now the thoughtless driver will have to pay the price for her carelessness.
“We had a very conscientious driver for 30 years. He really cares about his children and he took the extra step that this doesn’t happen again,” explained CMSD bus manager Eric Taylor.
This isn’t the first time a reckless driver has been forced to wear a sign for their crimes. According to The Huffington Post, 39-year-old Michael Giacona was ordered to wear a sign after serving time for killing a young man during a drunk driving accident.
The judge ordered Giacona to wear a sign made by the victim’s mother which read “I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk” for no less than four consecutive Saturdays. The sign must be worn whenever he ventures out into public.
“You make me nervous, and the reason you make me nervous is I believe what the witnesses said about your behavior that evening: That you were, even after killing someone, still looking to get more alcohol. This is not your first DWI,” Harris County Court-at-Law Judge Michael R. Fields said.
Do you think the woman should have to wear an “idiot” sign for passing a school bus on the sidewalk?