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Schools Open: Motorists Encouraged to be Careful

August 25, 1999

With most schools in the state scheduled to open this week, the West Virginia Department of Education would like to remind motorists to be especially careful.  

"We would like to encourage motorists to be extremely careful, and to be on the lookout for students and school buses," said Wayne Clutter, executive director for school transportation and facilities for the West Virginia Department of Education. "Our buses carry a very precious cargo."  

According to Clutter, state law requires motorists to stop when buses are loading and unloading students.  

Clutter said that West Virginia school buses travel 40 million miles each year, transporting some 230,000 students to and from school each day.

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