McDaniel introduces 'Nathan's Law'

McDaniel introduces 'Nathan's Law'

There are 8 comments on the Laurel Leader-Call story from Jan 12, 2010, titled McDaniel introduces 'Nathan's Law'. In it, Laurel Leader-Call reports that:

Monday was an emotional day for Laurel residents Andy and Lori Lowe Key as the bill named in memory of their son came to fruition in the state's capital.

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Crestview, FL

#1 Jan 24, 2010
My heart goes out to you both. Like many other, I too have buried a son,on Christmas of 2007, so I can honestly say, I know how you feel. There is nothing anyone can say or do to fix or change this tragedy nor prevent the horror these next few month will be. I can tell you once you get through the next few months, the fog will begin to clear. The jagged hole ripped out of your heart will begin to heal, ever so slowly. But, it will heal. You will be different. Your life has now changed, forever. You will never accept this tragedy nor his death, but you will learn to adapt to life without him. You will both curse and bless the memories. One day, like many of us, you will learn to cherish them! Heartfelt condolences to all of you!
Christine Richmond

Collierville, TN

#2 Jan 24, 2010
My heart is pounding and racing as I type this.. Andi and Lori my heart goes out to you. I have 3 healthy children and my heart grieves for you in your loss. I cannot imagine your pain. I am a school bus driver for shelby co. in Tn. Unfortunatly this is something that is in my nightmares frequently. A careless driver running my stopsign and killing one of the babies on my bus. The truth is I see this happen too many times. Drivers young and old, male, female. It doesnt make sence. I didnt see the 40ft long bright yellow school bus, or it's flashing red light's, does not seem a possible excuse to me. They do it because they dont want to be behind me! A while back my husband played with the idea of the same type of cameras you are talking about. I wanted to see what people would do with the idea. I am not any kind of a invention creator, so nothing ever went any further.
I know that my 18yr career as a Bus driver would be over if I ever witnessed something like this happen. This should not be an "option" on school buses! It should be a mandatory camera on all buses nation wide! It has stopped my heart many times, when a driver has done this same thing. The only difference being no child has been hit getting on or off my bus..yet...
I wish I could help you or make something better in some way. But I know the only thing would be to bring your Nathan back. I LOVE my job! And the children on my 3 bus routes DEARLY!
My sympathy and prayers go out to you two and your whole family in your loss.

DS Maryland

Westminster, MD

#3 Jan 24, 2010
I too have lost a son and as others have posted there is nothing you can say or do to ease that pain. I applaud the law trying to be passed and all that can be done for those folks out there who think they are above the law and in so much of a hurry that it is worth risking injuring or killing a child to gain a few seconds before the next traffic light. But I also have seen another very dangerous trend..children walking in the road when there are side walks, running in front of cars, playing chicken walking slowly daring drivers to slow. I am now in my early 50's and was taught to look both ways ALWAYS under ALL circumstance before crossing the road and I taught my children this. We need to also educate children of the danger. Let's face it kids are kids and WILL make mistakes and don't always do what they are told or taught but I don't think they understand the dangers of taking on a several ton vehicle-they WILL loose.
I had a little girl run right in front of my SUV traveling in my neighborhood driving UNDER the speed limit-luckily I was able to stop BUT I followed her and had a strong talk with her. She told me her reason was a little boy was chasing her with a firecracker. I asked her what was more dangerous a firecracker or a truck....I then asked her what would her parents do if they lost her. The firecracker would have done nothing my truck would have taken her out. If parents aren't doing this then the schools need to teach road safety. Then we'll have a better chance if kids are trying to do what's safe and drivers maybe just maybe when the next car or kid doesn't follow the rules the other will! So pass the laws but teach the children not every car will stop for them!!!!!!!roads are NOT a safe place or playground they are ALWAYS dangerous even if there are crossing guards, crosswalks, bus stops-you STOP, wait and look both ways always.
John in Oregon

Eugene, OR

#4 Jan 24, 2010
I pray that your efforts for Nathan's law are successful and eventually are in every state. It would redeem some of the loss for you son. Your grief must be unbelievable and I can't imagine it, but I pray God softens it eventually.
Julie Lowry


#5 Jan 24, 2010
I too have lost a son, he died in a car accident in 2007, so I know the complete devastation you feel. I also drive a school bus and this angers me to no end. There is absolutely NOTHING so important that you have to be in such a hurry for. I have never had anyone pass me from behind but I have had people coming in the next lane and never stopping and I agree there need to be better laws. Good luck to you! If yoou ever start a petition I will be the first to sign.
M Ross

Fairfax, VA

#6 Jan 24, 2010
Lori and Andy,
I'm so sorry for what you've had to endure, and have witnessed so many people running buses here in Virginia, it just hits the pit of my stomach. I also want you to know, that as a parent of a child that's no longer with me, I am praying for your family to get through this, not over this. That won't happen, as not a day goes by when I don't think about my son Tommy, who passed away in November also at age 5.(Seizure/Cardiac Arrest)
I hope Nathan's Law does become just that, and that those who dare to drive pass a bus stopped, will be punished harshly. Also, I hope this is a reminder that those who see a bus, might now just stop and realize that there's no need to be in a hurry. So sorry for your loss and if I can be of any assistance to you, and while I worry about spam, my email addy is God bless you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
only me

Hudson, WI

#7 Jan 24, 2010
i'm sorry for yall who have lost a child. i hope that anyone who runs pass a school bus with kids getting off or on the buss end up in jail! these are the future leaders of the country. and some asshole who is willing to risk a childs LIFE because the can't wait needs to be in jail and never needs to drive again. maybe a system can be build to were if you get a charge as this you will lose you license and never be able to get a vehicle.

Since: Jan 10


#8 Jan 25, 2010
I am very sorry to hear about your loss of a is a bad time when our children aren't even safe coming or going to school anymore.
Maby this will serve to teach some people to have a little more respect for school busses and the precious cargo that they carry every day..
And I hope they throw the book at him also.

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