Mr. Christie has worked all summer trying to score points in the race for governor. And racing he has been doing: Between 1985 and 2000 Christie was found guilty on 10 tickets totaling 25 points on his license. Wonder what HIS insurance rates must be? Oh, I forgot ----at times, he has had no insurance, like at his stop in Lambertville.
So, that got me thinking---Christie is asking us to let him drive the New Jersey bus. But, would you trust him with your kids on a school bus? Is his driving record good enough for him to get a job driving a school bus in New Jersey?
Let’s see…if you go online, and Google ‘school bus driver’, you get hundreds of hits. So, there are plenty of jobs out there. I found one school in Old Bridge, with the following requirements:
- Current driver's license required with no more that 3 moving violations in past three years (no alcohol or drug related convictions)
- CPR and First Aid certification required
- 2+ years of experience transporting children highly desirable.
Christie has 25 points from 1985 to 2000----but none in the past three years. So, he is OK, there.
Don’t know if he is “CPR and First Aid certification required”. But when he got into an accident with a motorcycle rider, the rider did end up in the hospital. So, maybe Christie is not “CPR and First Aid certified”.
And finally, he does have experience driving kids around to ball games, etc. Thumbs up there.
When Christie down to give testimony to Congress over the summer, he left early because he had to take the train back. Perhaps he could have stayed longer had he driven down to DC. But with his driving record, maybe taking Amtrak was a good idea.
So, the jury is still out. Would you trust Chris Christie driving your kids in a school bus in the morning?