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Rules of the road for drivers as kids go back to school

School will be in session on Thursday, September 7 and here are some reminders for drivers to share the road with school buses:
 
  • School buses make frequent stops and typically travel at slower speeds. Be patient, slow down, and be prepared to stop for them.

  • Yellow lights mean the bus is going to stop – so slow down!

  • Never pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing on the right or left—this means that students are getting on or off the bus.
  • Watch for children who cross in front of the bus when the bus is stopped.
  • Look for children at bus stops and those running to bus stops.
  • School buses are required to stop at railroad crossings, by law—so be prepared to stop at railroad crossings if driving behind a school bus.
  • Be distraction-free. Never use electronic devices while driving and be sure to actively focus on the road and your surroundings.