This Morning: Sheriff urges safety while driving near school buses


As many students return to class this week and next, Ingham County Sheriffs officials want to make sure drivers are following the law when driving near school buses.

Click here for information on school bus safety from Michigan State Police

This morning, deputies are out in both marked and unmarked cars to catch violators and hand out citations to those not following the law.

Click here for more tips on how to teach kids what to do around school buses

Sheriffs officials say they find parents with school aged kids are the biggest violators.

Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth asks that you respect your local crossing guards and slow down, put your phone down, and drive like your loved one is getting on and off the bus.

All in all, the Sheriff says he pulled over 3 people following one bus, including one drunk driver.

Watch the videos above and below as 6 News Reporter, Veronica Gabriel and Photographer, Dan Ray ride along with the Sheriff and Holt’s Superintendent, Dr. Hornak.

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