It’s that time of year when our children are heading back to school. It’s important for drivers to be alert for buses on the road as well as children waiting for them.
Watch for children walking and biking to school too. Anticipate the unexpected and watch for a biker who may suddenly veer into your path. Drive slowly, especially around school areas and parking lots.
Give school buses the extra space and time they need to maneuver. Watch for flashing lights or the bus’s stop sign which requires you to stop. Don’t proceed on your way until the stop sign has been retracted.
If you are following a bus, be prepared for frequent and sudden stops. Watch for children waiting for or exiting a bus as they may dart unexpectedly into the road.
Remember – it’s illegal to pass a school bus that is loading or unloading children. Always stop, whether on a public highway, a multi-lane road, or a parking lot – even if it is on school property.
Be aware, be patient, and be safe!
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