I Can’t Believe This Needs To Be Said: Stop For School Buses!
The fact that this reminder needs to be made is absolutely astounding to me, but here goes. Stop.For.School.Buses.
The reason for this reminder comes because within three days, there were at least five accidents that involved children and adults getting hit at school bus stops. CNN reports that the most recent one happened on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. Five children and two adults were hit by someone who was speeding through the area. Of the seven people injured, two children ended up with some pretty serious injuries. In a different incident earlier in the week, three siblings were struck and killed while they "were crossing the street to catch a school bus in rural Indiana".
It's the law: you need to stop when a school bus is proceeding to stop or is stopped. AND, you need to stop at least 20 feet away. According to the Michigan Government website for School Bus Safety, "the majority of bus-related deaths and injuries involve pedestrians-mostly children-who are struck by a bus or injured when they are exiting the bus to cross-traffic." So pay more attention, put phones down, and always stop for school buses! Read more about Michigan School Bus Safety laws here. And read more about the other accidents this week, here.