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This Morning: Ingham County deputies crack down on drivers near school buses

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It’s hard to believe, but summer is just about over an thousands of local kids will head back to school.

That means buses will also be back on the road and school speed zones will be enforced.

Today Ingham County Sheriff’s deputies will be watching for drivers near schools not paying attention to the rules of the road.

It’s all part of an initiative involving the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and Holt Public Schools to ensure the safety of students and drivers.

Deputies woke up extra early to team up with bus drivers and watch as kids get on and off the school bus during Holt’s first day of school.

Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and Superintendent, Dr. David Hornak pulled over vehicles that weren’t stopping when the red lights of the bus were flashing.

A few important reminders for drivers as they get into the swing of the school year include taking that extra time.

Look for kids at cross walks and standing on curbs.

Remember to never pass a school bus when you see flashing red lights.. that means children are getting off the bus.

Parents, it’s also a good rule of thumb to walk your child’s route with them to the bus stop a few times before school starts. That way you can teach them to obey traffic signs.

In total, the Sheriff stopped 3 cars and each received a citation for running bus lights.

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