8/29/2017 12:54:00 PM "It's not just a stop sign, it's a child's life"
Curt and Connie Grisim, owners of Grisim School Bus, Inc., remind Stewartville School District residents that drivers must stop when they see a school bus with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended. The Minnesota Legislature recently increased the fine for illegally passing a school bus to $500, up from $300. The Stewartville School Districtís 2017-18 school year started on Monday, Aug. 28.
Curt and Connie Grisim have an important reminder for the residents of the Stewartville School District: If you're driving a vehicle, always stop for a school bus when its red lights are flashing and its stop arm is extended. The Grisims, owners of Grisim School Bus, Inc., will post signs around Stewartville reminding drivers that when they encounter a bus with its stop arm extended and red lights flashing, "it's not just a stop sign, it's a child's life." The Grisims are frustrated that many drivers continue to ignore buses that have stopped to let their young passengers off. "It's a child's life," Curt Grisim said. "People need to think, and to be more responsible when they drive. Red lights mean stop. It's simple. If you see a red light (on a bus), stop." The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services conducted a 2017 survey on the number of drivers who illegally passed school buses. According to that survey... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Aug. 29 Stewartville STAR.