Last week and this week have been the start of school for the kids throughout Ottawa County. As we get back into the school year, we have to remember to put safety as our priority for the children in our communities and throughout the county.
Please remember that when you see a school bus coming toward you, be prepared to stop. Having that thought process already in place will eliminate the sudden surprise for you when the lights do come on. Please keep in mind that children will sometimes not pay attention to the lights and may dart into traffic when they see their bus stopping. Slowing early will also allow you to stop more efficiently, allowing for longer life of your brake pads.