State police remind motorists to stop for school buses

Spring weather is arriving, and the Indiana State Police are reminding motorists of the Indiana law concerning school buses, flashing lights and stop arms. When approaching a school bus which is stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, motorists from any direction are required to stop, even on multiple lane highways where there is no barrier or median separating lanes of traffic. Children will often be in a hurry to get out of the rain or get home and be outside in the warmer weather. Kids may not be paying as much attention as they usually do when exiting their buses. Motorists on a highway that is divided by a barrier, such as cable barrier, concrete wall, or grassy median, are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus. Always be prepared to stop for a school bus and watch for children. Disregarding a school bus stop arm is dangerous, and a serious offense.

ISP remind motorists to stop for school buses

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