Practice safety, please, as school starts

Classes for the fall semester at area schools are scheduled to begin soon.

That means hundreds of school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their campuses, and lots of school and college students will be walking to classes and bus stops.

It also means motorists need to be more alert.

The summer months of not exercising an extra measure of caution while buses are on local streets and highways are over.

So, on your way to or from work, remember to keep a sharp eye peeled for those big yellow buses.

Obey the law that prohibits passing stopped buses.

Remember, a second or two of inattention can result in a tragedy.

Let’s keep the kids safe this year.