With School Year Beginning, Bus Safety at the Forefront

8/13/14   4:30 p.m.

The school year is right around the corner and the State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be vigilent of buses that will soon be on the roadway.

The Findlay Post of the Patrol reported 371 crashes involving buses from 2011 to 2013, with a total of 4,378 total in Ohio including 7 fatalities and 1,700 injuries.

As a refresher, the Patrol reminds drivers to stop at least 10 feet back when approaching a bus from either director while it displays flashing lights and not to drive forward until the bus begins moving.

Bus Safety Statistics

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