According to a new report, distracted driving appears to be getting worse in school zones.
School officials and police officers across the country are concerned.
Video cameras have caught several "near miss" accidents. In some cases, cars and trucks have driven right through school bus' lowered stop-arm and flashing lights.
School transportation experts say distracted driving has led to a surge in dangerous driving.
"In 2013, two million more drivers passed school bus stop arms than they did in 2011," said Charles Territo, a member of American Traffic Solutions.
"There is no question that distracted driving plays a huge role." Territo's work involves setting up cameras on buses and in school zones to catch violators.
According to him, that's helping curb the issue in some neighborhoods, however, the numbers are still staggering.
According to traffic safety numbers collected by American Traffic Solutions, more than a hundred children are killed and more than 25,000 children are injured every year as a result of accidents that occur during the process of getting to or from school.
Officials are afraid that these numbers will increase substantially.
COMMENT: When will the Arizona Legislature wake up and pass a law that bans distracted driving? The City of Phoenix has an ordinance, but it is not enforced. These type of car accidents are a growing issue.
Unfortunately, what this means is that a friend or a child of a high-ranking official is going to have to be injured or killed for the problem to get serious attention. Once it hits close enough to home, then we will see results.
Just a very sad fact that this is exactly what will need to happen to wake of the powers that be in Arizona.