I would like to recommend, for the safety of children in our community who ride school buses and city buses, that the Sioux City Community School District, the city of Sioux City and the Sioux City Police Department partner with The Journal and broadcast media on outdoor advertising, including on city buses, in an ongoing public awareness campaign on the necessity of drivers slowing down for flashing amber lights, being prepared to stop as buses approach, stopping for school bus stop signs and the fines for not stopping.
Businesses can also take part in providing sponsorship funds in support of this project.
People are running stop signs every day and the severe injury or death of children riding these buses is at stake. Please take action before a tragedy happens. The community has a responsibility to inform and educate the public. - Tom Keane, Sioux City