School buses have always had to share the road with other vehicles. But in oil country, country roads and highways now throb with traffic. And fatality rates are at an all-time high. A North Dakota Highway Patrol safety program called “Trooper on the Bus” helps buses reach schools safely. Black Gold Boom reporter Diane Richard boarded a bus on a recent morning. From rural McKenzie County, she has the story.
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