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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • School bus safety urged as Arkansas students return to school

  • The Arkansas Education Department is starting a program to urge motorists to be careful around school buses.
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  • The Arkansas Education Department is starting a program to urge motorists to be careful around school buses. Classes resume this month across the state and the department is starting a campaign on Monday called, "Flashing Red, Kids Ahead." The three-week campaign will emphasize that it is illegal for a driver to pass a stopped school whenever its red lights are flashing and students are loading or unloading. Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell says drivers have an obligation to know the law and a responsibility to drive safely when near students and school buses. Arkansas has nearly 7,000 school buses that transport more than 250,000 students to and from school and school-related activities each school day.

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