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school bus displaying stop sign and flashing rights

Know the law

  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus.
  • Before proceeding, wait until the bus starts moving, the flashing lights stop, or the bus driver to signals "okay to pass."
  • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.
  • Fines double in school zones.

Tips for drivers

  • Travel at lower speeds when near bus stops.
  • Be prepared to stop for children running across the street.

Tips for students

  • Obey crossing guards.
  • Listen to the bus driver.
  • Move swiftly across streets and avoid distractions.