With schools starting to open throughout Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Minnesota State Patrol are co-branding the message of driver awareness now that school buses are back on the roads.
Despite the efforts of alerting motorists that children are entering or exiting a bus – flashing lights and an extended stop arm – some drivers attempt to speed around buses, with occasional tragic results and numerous near-misses.
DPS and the state patrol want drivers to be aware that buses are on the road and the precious cargo they carry with them. They have released a video reminding drivers of the dangers (and unlawfulness) of driving around a bus with its red lights on and stop arm extended and other safety precautions drivers should. That video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwKQ2GpsNFE&t=20s