(Editor's Note: This article was written by Pat. If you are familiar with his writing you'll understand why we have a disclaimer up. We're sorry, Ohio. Pat's views on Ohio drivers are not the official stance of Bro Council.)
Living in Western PA, one of the many hazards on our roads aside from deer and potholes are drivers from Ohio. It's a daily occurrence for me to curse out a car with Ohio license plates who cuts me off or stops in the middle of an intersection on my commute to work. And I only have a three mile drive to Bro Council Headquarters. Knowing that, I don't know how anyone survives a cross-state drive in Ohio, and because of that I cant say that I am surprised by this story.
So here is the question: who thinks it is a good idea to drive on a sidewalk because you don't want to wait behind a stopped school bus? The next question: what part of this remotely sounds like a good idea?
Luckily, no children were exiting the bus as 32-year-old Shena Hardin jumped the curb in her Jeep Compass and did just such a thing. Unfortunately for her, there was a police officer who saw the act, and it was also caught on film. After facing her day in court, a Cleveland judge has ordered Hardin to wear a sign that says "Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus" from 7:45 to 8:45 at a Cleveland intersection for two days next week. She also has to pay a 250 fine and had her licence suspended for 30 days. Score one for the justice system and a funny judge.
Check out the video of the original incident below: