Land O'Lakes, Florida - Pasco school bus drivers arrive for their afternoon shift. Nearly everyone has a cold drink in their hand to stay cool while picking up kids from school.
Bus drivers are not allowed to drink and eat while "operating" a vehicle. Operating: it's a term Gary Saywer, the district's director of transportation says the district has recently clarified.
"We said the bus has to be locked down. In doing so, they have to get out of the seat," says Sawyer.
"I think it's a bunch of bull," says John Kilousky, a 10-year veteran as a school bus driver.
Another driver, Anthony Broidy, asks, "Do they do that in their car? Do they pull over to have a drink?"
"I won't be drinking when the bus is moving, especially when kids are on board," reassures Kilousky. He says sometimes he comes to a stop light that lasts 2 to 3 minutes before it turns green. "I don't see what's wrong with taking a drink of water [at that time]," says Kilousky.