Bus Safety 101

By Brenda Erdahl:

With schools across the state preparing for classes to resume, motorists are being called to use extra caution as the familiar yellow buses take to the roads. Maple Lake schools opens its doors Tuesday, Sept. 4 and M&M Bus Service expects to transport 800 to 900 kindergarten through 12th grade students to and from school. Buses will leave the sheds around 6:45 that morning to start picking up their precious cargo. Motorists need to pay attention when they come upon a bus during their morning and afternoon commutes and to be patient, said Scott Millner, owner of M&M’s Maple Lake location. “People need to approach buses with caution knowing that the bus is picking up and dropping off students,” he said. According to Millner there are a surprising amount of stop arm violations nation and state wide.

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