School starts Thursday. (Sorry, kids — and parents — for the buzzkill.)
To raise awareness — and reduce the chances that notoriously inattentive drivers will be surprised to see school buses and kids sharing the streets – the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association just released a public service video.
Viewers all over the state will see it. It’s clever and punchy. The stars on screen include 1st Selectman Jim Marpe, Police Chief Foti Koskinas, and Westport cops, students, athletes — even our buses.
The message is clear: With buses on the road, allow extra travel time. Be alert. Don’t you dare pass when bus lights are flashing. Remind your kids how to behave too.
Perhaps Westport is featured in this statewide video because local drivers are the worst in Connecticut.
Perhaps it’s because the Concept Studio of Westport helped produce the PSA.
Perhaps it’s a combination.
Whatever the reason, it’s well worth watching.