School bus safety week reminds drivers of school bus laws in Michigan

This week is National School Bus Safety Week and the Insurance Alliance of Michigan is encouraging drivers to get a refresher on Michigan’s school bus laws, according to a press release.

“Even though school started almost two months ago, there’s never a bad time for drivers to get a reminder of the rules when it comes to passing a stopped school bus,” said Tricia Kinley, executive director of the Insurance Alliance of Michigan. “National School Bus Safety Week is a great opportunity to remind drivers to slow down when they approach a bus with yellow lights flashing and to never pass a stopped school bus if its red lights are flashing.”

Back in 2018, there were 1,073 accidents involving school buses in Michigan, which resulted in 336 injuries and five deaths, according to the release.