School Bus Safety with Aitkin TZD

School Bus Safety with Aitkin TZD

August 24, 2021 ---School News - KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI Wake the Lakes 0

By Paul Vold (8/24/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — As the return to school becomes a reality in less than two weeks, Aitkin County Toward Zero Deaths took time with their monthly conversation to talk about School Bus Safety for kids as well as fellow drivers on the road.

We spoke with Michelle Alcox-Larson from the Aitkin Bus Garage about some of the changes to buses to help deter “stop arm violations”.

Once a car goes through the stop arm of a school bus, Alcox-Larson says there are a few procedures to complete.

Stop-arm violations have been on the rise in recent years, even with multiple factors.

In the early goings of the school year, School Bus Safety is taught and reinforced for the older children.

In the past year and a half, COVID has changed the way children are transported from home to school to events and back, Alcox-Larson says those changes will continue with the beginning of the Fall school year.

Michele Alcox-Larson did also talk about the numerous disinfectant procedures for drivers and buses and employment opportunities with the Aitkin Bus Garage with the full conversation which is available here: