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Senator shares video of semi passing school bus on the shoulder


A Minnesota senator recently shared “jaw dropping” dash cam video as a reminder for drivers to pay extra attention around school buses.

On February 25, Senator Scott Newman shared a dash cam of an incident that occurred near Paynesville, Minnesota in 2014. The same video clip was aired during a recent Minnesota Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee meeting on school bus safety.

“It’s a miracle a kid hasn’t been killed,” Newman remarked.

During the meeting, Senator Rich Draheim presented a bill to increase public awareness about the dangers of passing a stopped school bus.

According to Senate Republicans, in the past three years, between 1,000 and 1,100 citations were issued annually to drivers who illegally passed a stopped school bus in Minnesota.

You can view the video that Newman shared below.

My jaw hit the floor when I saw this played during our committee hearing today on school bus safety. This was near Paynesville, MN in 2014. Thank God this incident didn’t end in tragedy, but many do. Please pay attention and always STOP for school busses!

Posted by Senator Scott Newman on Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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