Please help us keep our children safe at the bus stop–to and from home. More info…

Written by on November 6, 2018

Following a string of recent tragedies in Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working to educate communities on ways to reduce incidents of stop-arm violations and ensure all students arrive to and from school safely.

​Tips for Motorists:

  • Be alert and slow down when driving in neighborhoods with school zones.
  • Watch for children walking, playing or assembling near bus stops. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Obey the school bus laws in your State, as well as the flashing light signal systems used on school buses. Â
    • Flashing yellow lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
    • Flashing red lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

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Photo of students getting off buses