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Minnesota legislators want to improve school bus safety


February 26, 2020

Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

Sen. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, spoke at the press conference; behind him is Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson.

One video showed a driver barely dodging a young girl as she crossed a street to board her school bus in the dark. Others on display at the Legislature Tuesday showed motorists ignoring or missing the flashing red lights and stop signs extended from buses.

In a single day last spring, 625 drivers whizzed past Minnesota school buses that had stop signals extended, potentially endangering the students getting on and off. Legislators, who said they were shocked by some of the videos they were shown at a hearing Tuesday, are trying to crack down.


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