Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Troopers use as example during National School Bus Safety Week
Troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have released dash camera footage of a semi tractor-trailer passing a stopped school bus April 17 on State Route 274 in Logan County in promotion of National School Bus Safety Week. (VIDEO | OSHP)
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Highway Patrol today has released dash camera footage of a semi tractor-trailer passing a stopped Indian Lake School bus earlier this year as part of its statewide campaign promoting National School Bus Safety Week, which runs Oct. 21-25.
This year’s school bus safety theme, “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black” with the message that the most dangerous part of the school bus ride for children is when they get on and off the bus.
A trooper assigned to the Piqua District captured the violation in Logan County April 17 on State Route 274 near U.S. Route 33.
Fortunately, there were no injuries in this instance, troopers report. However, it serves as a reminder to stay alert for stopped school buses.
“Although drivers of all vehicles are required to stop for a school bus when it is loading or unloading passengers, children should not rely on them to do so,” Col. Paul A. Pride, patrol superintendent, said in a release. “Children exiting the bus should always stop and look both ways before crossing the street and remain alert to any sudden traffic changes.”
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