Motorists should be on the lookout for school buses

  • Motorists should be on the lookout for school buses

Motorists should be on the lookout for school buses

With black stripes down the side. Reduce speeds in and around school zones.

All motorists should slow down, and be prepared to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children.

Davenport says, "She was in first grade when she started riding the school bus".

A warning that a bus stop is about to take place will always be given with the flashing amber lights on the front and rear of the school bus. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate the school bus is stopping to load or unload children.

The drivers came from school districts across northeast OH for a required in-service day of training on new and vital safety information. "Throughout a 180-day school year, these sample results point to more than 14 million violations among America's motoring public".

Students should remain 12 steps away from the bus, where the driver can see them.

Ten school buses that failed a state police inspection last week all passed a second inspection on Wednesday.

The providers contacted by FOX43 Tuesday say they are short on drivers, but say they are not facing severe shortages.

Puckett said another common stop where motorists drive by the stop arm is along Business 50 West from Southwest 11th Street to the intersection of Maysville Road. "But if it was your kids on that bus you'd want them to be safe". It allows drivers to operate larger vehicles on the road after taking a class and passing a test with the state police and is required by federal law.

Answer: State law requires all vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing arm fully extended.

He explained that drivers who encounter a school bus on Route 319 or Route 133, which are four-laned but do not have a grass median or a concrete barrier, must stop for a school bus regardless of the direction they are traveling.

If there is no unimproved median or barrier, then all lanes in all directions must stop.

Bus drivers can often be a child's first impression of school - being the first person they see as they make their way to the classroom.