October 26, 2014
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Motorists advised to be alert for buses, students as school resumes



    Buses will be crowding the roads and students will be rushing to classes as most area schools begin this week. School and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay alert, be patient and remain focused. Drivers are urged to watch out for school buses, youngsters at bus stops, and traffic around schools.
    Cotter School Superintendent Don Sharp reminds the public that for many students the experience is new to them.
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    Lieutenant Sam Seamans, a code enforcement officer with the Mountain Home Police Department, says motorists should expect the unexpected and stay alert and watchful.
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    Seamans says motorists need to remember the laws that apply to stopping for buses that are loading or unloading students.
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    On highways that are not divided by a median, all motorists must stop when a school bus stops.
    Sharp says another important law to remember pertains to cell phone use around the school campuses.
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    If you're headed to work or you're driving a student to school, you'll need to allow extra time because there will be additional traffic on the roads, according to Sharp.
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    Cotter School Superintendent Don Sharp and Lieutenant Sam Seamans with the Mountain Home Police Department.

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