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Busted By The Bus Is Back

Post Date:04/10/2018 9:05 am
On April 11 and April 20 members of the Moorhead Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the MN State Patrol will be riding in school buses looking for distracted drivers. Other officers will be stationed along the route to make contact with drivers violating distracted driving laws. During the 2017-2018 school year, 168 school bus violations have been turned into the Moorhead Police Department. Both law enforcement and the school district want drivers to be aware of their surroundings near schools and around school buses.

Distracted driving education is a component Minnesota’s core traffic safety initiative, Toward Zero Deaths (TZD). A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response.

These enforcement efforts are possible through grant funding provided by the MN Office of Traffic Safety.

Media: Law enforcement and school staff will be available both days. A ride along will be possible, but please contact Lt. Swenson in advance.

Lt. Deric Swenson 218.299.5202
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