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Ohio Patrol Troopers Aid School Bus Safety Oct. 18-22

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(Columbus) — Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers are keeping a close eye on traffic surrounding school buses during National School Bus Safety Week, which is October 18-22.

Troopers are following school buses during the observance, making sure that drivers are stopping on both sides of the road while the bus displays flashing lights and a stop sign. The law says that drivers are required to stop at least 10 feet from a bus that is either picking up or dropping off students.

Troopers stress that drivers need to watch their speed while in school zones.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that since 2016, there have been over 6,500 crashes involving school buses in the state of Ohio.