I feel your pain. I think I may sorta know what they are doing. At least here. Developments with sidewalks all have classic bus stops, with herds of kids. This includes bus stops at the edge of those developments, where they abut a more major road. But on those roads that have no sidewalks, no shoulders, and especially busy/fast roads; those the bus stops at the driveway. Each and every one. Even if they are side by side.