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Police urge drivers to use extra caution as children return to school

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky schoolchildren are heading back
to class this month, and Kentucky State Police are asking motorists
to use extra caution as school buses return to the roads.
State police spokesman Lt. David Jude says drivers should pay
attention to loading and unloading buses, and stop, slow down and
look for children any time a bus is in the vicinity.
Jude says he thinks distracted drivers and people who speed in
school zones often put children in more danger than anything else.
He says texting while driving and cell phone use can take a
driver's attention off the road, making them miss stop signs,
reduced speed signs or flashing bus lights.
State police say passing a school bus while it is loading or
unloading is a misdemeanor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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