|September is Back to School Month!|
|By Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti|
|September 1, 2023|
STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES
Did You Know: School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws exist to protect children from other motorists.
If you are driving, remember these simple rules:
Yellow flashing lights on a school bus mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. There are likely students waiting to get on the bus or parents waiting nearby to pick up children.
Red flashing lights mean stop — and wait at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving.
Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for children, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times.
Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone, or bus stop.
Parents - Talk bus safety with your children:
Teach them to play it SAFE: