As School Begins, Drivers Urged to Watch for Buses

ALBANY (AP) -

With children heading back to school this week, state police are urging New Yorkers to support the AAA’s annual “School’s Open — Drive Carefully” campaign that alerts motorists to the risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old.

Troop B Commander Maj. Richard Smith said drivers need to be extra cautious, as vacation-minded children are apt to be less careful. Drivers should be particularly alert for children darting out between parked cars on busy streets.