Time to Watch for School Buses and Students

By |2018-08-09T11:00:59-05:00August 9, 2018 11:00 am|Local News|0 Comments

FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV) As the new school year starts to gear up, authorities are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for school buses and students.

Drivers are urged to be alert near school zones, bicycle paths and playgrounds.

Last year, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses.

Most traffic crashes involving young drivers (under the age of 21) in 2017 occurred between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Drivers are asked to stay alert as children may not be aware of traffic and dart unexpectedly into the roadway.

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