Michigan City (Ind). Area Schools’ transportation department recently recreated The Supremes’ famous “Stop in the Name of Love” — urging motorists to think twice before illegally passing a stopped school bus. Photo courtesy Michigan City Area Schools
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School Bus Safety Ramps Up Amid Increased Stop-Arm Running Incidents

Stop-arm cameras, partnerships with law enforcement for increased traffic patrol, and public safety campaigns are just some of the measures school districts are taking to ensure the yellow bus is the safest mode of transportation for students. Lawmakers are also introducing several federal and state safety bills.

When unloading, do not step off the bus before sticking out the hand-held stop sign and checking both directions alongside the bus for hazards.
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PHOTOS: California Loading, Unloading Safety

Sabine Konrad, a driver instructor for Visalia Unified School District, demonstrates some key steps designed to boost safety when crossing students in the loading and unloading process used by the state.

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