"It's all too common. Absolutely all too common," said Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Cars, a non-profit child safety advocacy group based in Kansas City.
"Drivers have to be very, very careful when they're in any neighborhood around a school," said Gilroy Superintendent Edwin Diaz. "The awareness when there are little children crossing intersections has to be high."
Across Silicon Valley, kids who may live just a few blocks away from school are regularly shuttled there by car.