EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDrivers Urged To Use Caution As School Starts
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 3, 2013 4:35 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Many students are heading back to school very soon, and the West Virginia Department of Education is warning drivers to stay alert.
Drivers are asked to pay especially close attention to school buses on the roads and watch for their flashing lights, when students are being picked up and dropped off.
Drivers ignoring warning lights could be ticketed and face up to six months in jail, with stiffer penalties if an accident with a bus causes injury or death.
Police will be keeping a close eye for anyone using a cell phone. Wireless devices are now banned while driving, unless drivers use a hands free device.
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