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Posted By: Elynor Moss on September 27, 2023 |
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School Bus Safety
STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES
Many students rely on school buses to get them to and from school safely.
Did You Know: School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws exist to protect children from other motorists.
If you are driving, remember these simple rules:
Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. You should slow down and prepare to stop your vehicle.
Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. You must stop your car and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving, before you can start driving again.
Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for children, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone or bus stop.
Takata Air Bags
Approximately 67 million Takata air bags have been recalled. This recall involves 19 automakers.
AFFECTED AIR BAGS 67,000,000
Certain Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks have been recalled. The tailgate may not latch properly and it may open while driving.
AFFECTED VEHICLES 1,200,000
Certain Subaru Ascent vehicles have been recalled due to a fire risk. Owners should park their vehicles outside until repaired.
AFFECTED VEHICLES 271,694
Our mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement.
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