Stories tagged with: School Bus

August 10, 2015 - 8:20pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

School is almost back in session and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be aware of school buses.

Anytime a school bus displays flashing lights, motorists must remember to stop at least 10 feet back when approaching it from either side, and not to resume driving until the school bus begins moving. With buses loading and unloading children daily, Lieutenant Matt Boyd said the Patrol will be paying extra attention to reckless drivers.

"Everyone needs to...

August 16, 2011 - 10:04am
5 years 2 weeks ago

Parents can feel some relief this school year as statistics show a decrease in Ohio school bus accidents.

The State Highway Patrol shows a decline in crashes from 1,671 in 2006 to 1,579 in 2010.

The patrol wants to remind drivers to be cautious as kids go back to school.

The agency will be doing safety inspections on area school buses throughout the state to ensure students have a safe ride to and from their school.


November 22, 2010 - 5:20pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol says a bus driver involved in a Monday  morning accident in Perry County has been cited with failure to control.

According to the Lancaster Post, 54-year-old James Davis of New Lexington was driving the bus which was empty at the time on State Route 37 near Black Gold Road when he lost control and went off the right side of the roadway.

The bus driver over-corrected and flipped the bus onto its side.

Davis was not...

November 22, 2010 - 8:14am
5 years 40 weeks ago

The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a school bus accident this Monday morning. It happened on State Route 37 and Black Gold Road near New Lexington. Troopers just arrived on the scene report that no children were on the bus and the driver was not injured

August 24, 2010 - 5:27pm
6 years 6 days ago

The State Highway Patrol is asking drivers to follow the law when it comes to school buses.

With buses taking students to and from school, the State Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists that it's required by law to to yield for a bus. 

"If their lights are flashing, you have to yield to that bus, to give them plenty of room and time to safely get the kids on or off the bus," said Sargeant Chuck Merryman of the State Highway Patrol.

Drivers on the...

June 4, 2010 - 2:18pm
6 years 12 weeks ago

The Highway Patrol investigation in the cause of a fatal school bus accident in Muskingum County is continuing. Today Zanesville Post Commander Lt. Steven Rine told Whiz News there were no mechanical problems that caused the accident. Lt. Rine says the Patrol reconstruction team did a full bus inspection and determined there was no mechanical reason for the crash that killed six-year-old Kasey King of Frazeysburg. Lt. Rine says a digital video tape of the accident is also being analyzed by...

October 19, 2009 - 11:57am
6 years 45 weeks ago

Many kids across the area rely on a yellow bus for a ride to school during the week. So what is being done to make sure they get there safely and back home in one piece?

WHIZ's Emily Baird takes a look at the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's week-long effort to increase school zone and bus safety awareness.

It's something that can happen so easily if you're not paying attention while driving, or it's something that happens during...

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