Allen County school districts work to improve student and bus safety

Schools in Allen County are working together with local organizations to improve student bus safety.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 3:13 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 10:25 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) – Schools in Allen County are working together with local organizations to improve student bus safety.

On Wednesday, the four public school systems in Allen County and Parkview Health Trauma Services will launch the Slow. Stop. Stay. campaign.

The campaign aims to increase bus safety for students and drivers near bus stops and to educate drivers and prevent future bus stop-arm violations.

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School officials say that each day in Allen County, nearly 200 school bus stop-arm violations occur.

Officials say this has been a serious issue in Allen County for many years, and the issue was elevated state-wide last year when three children were killed in Rochester while attempting to cross a road to board their school bus.

RELATED: FWPD TARGETING SCHOOL BUS STOP ARM VIOLATORS

The campaign is also supported by local law enforcement agencies and the Allen County School Safety Commission.

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