Patrol Already Promoting School Safety

The Missouri State Patrol is urging students and drivers to get ready for school to start.

Last year there were 794 wrecks involving school buses — with one person killed — and more than 200 hurt. The Patrol says drivers need to slow down around schools zones, crosswalks and other areas where kids are walking or waiting for buses.

And the Patrol is asking parents to remind kids to cross the street only at crosswalks