Please watch for buses

| September 23, 2020 8:10 AM

I am writing today to bring about awareness surrounding our children who are back in school and riding the bus. I know this has been a weird year with a global pandemic weaving it’s destruction into all of our lives. I recognize that schools were out for many months and we’ve all let our guard down. The buses we did see out the last several months were probably out getting maintenance, training new drivers and/or practicing bus routes. In these cases, they were not hauling children but they are now.

I don’t have to tell you how important the cargo that is being carried in those buses are but apparently it is worth reminding people that we need to STOP FOR BUSES. Being mindful of bus routes on any road but especially on the high speed roadways, and in my case Highway 2 in Columbia Falls, is of utmost importance.

Practicing defensive driving will keep everyone safe on the roads and will ready us all for winter driving needs in Montana. Before cooler, darker, days come, where stopping will be difficult, if not impossible, hear my heart cry and desperate plea. Please be mindful of bus routes in your area and on the roadways you travel. I guarantee you will not regret it.

My sincerest gratitude to the village it takes to bring up the next generation of our Flathead family, safely. A mom at unease.

Janelle Borgen

Columbia Falls