Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-21 02:17:17 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — Clark County School District is addressing a serious shortage of bus drivers. As a result, many students arrive late at school and are short of class time each week. “I was fortunate enough to take my son to school with a car, but not my daughter. She always had to send her children to school and they were working on being late. I have, “said Keith Johnson. According to Johnson, his son’s CCSD bus route is constantly being delayed or canceled and is getting worse. “It’s a lot harder. It’s very frustrating. You have to spend a lot of time finding alternatives,” Johnson said. Parents are now spending a very long time taking their children to class and rely on ride-sharing like Uber and Lyft. “We grew up without a car with a stranger, and now you’re paying for a stranger to get you in,” said Kristen Kinman. Kinman drives for Uber. Kinman said he saw children trying to ride a vehicle almost every morning. “If they open the door. I’m sorry. I can’t go on a trip. It feels bad to leave her,” Kinman said. According to Kinman, in companies like Uber and Lyft, parents order rides for their children without knowing that they need passengers over the age of 18 to ride alone. If the driver agrees to take a younger person, Kinman says it may be bad news for them. “I can’t ride. I can’t lose my job. They can kick me out of the app. Picking up minors isn’t safe,” Kinman said.