(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation this month placed billboard messages around Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation promoting seat belt and child restraints usage and reminding motorists to stop for school buses with flashing lights.
The program is supported by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, Wind River and Wyoming Indian high schools, and WYDOT. The safety billboards are funded through a Federal Highway Safety Grant obtained by WYDOT. This is the third year of the program.
Fremont County law enforcement agencies are still receiving complaints that some drivers are failing to yield for school buses. A Crowheart child was killed in December of 2011 when struck by a passing vehicle.