At least one child in Iowa was hit by a car while running to a school bus as classes got underway across the state this past week. Iowa Department of Transportation safety specialist Scott Falb says parents may want to use this weekend to talk to kids again about bus safety. The child from West Des Moines did not suffer any life-threatening injuries and no charges have been filed in the case. Falb says motorists are often the ones at fault in bus accidents, as they don’t pay attention. Falb says many drivers still don’t know what to do when they see the yellow lights on a bus. When the yellow lights come on, Falb says drivers should slow down to 20 miles-an-hour and be prepared to stop. Falb says drivers can help avoid trouble by recognizing their surroundings. Most school districts started classes Thursday.
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