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As children throughout the area return to school, drives will notice more school buses on the road.

State law requires motorists to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off children.  Watch for school buses with their stop arm extended and red lights flashing, which means STOP, not proceed with caution!

This law applies to all roadways except those that are divided by a physical barrier or an unimproved median.  On a divided roadway, only vehicles traveling in the same direction as the school bus are required to stop.  Extra awareness is also required in rural areas where distracted or impatient drivers often ignore school buses when children are getting on or off the bus.  Disregarding a school bus stop signal is serious, and you can receive a traffic ticket for doing so.

Disregarding a school bus stop arm can be

considered reckless driving, a Class B Misdemeanor

which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail

and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Drivers should also be aware of increased pedestrian traffic, particularly around bus stops and schools.  Please remember, if your child was boarding a school bus, you would want motorists to be attentive as they drive.

School Zone Speed Limits
If you are driving near a school, you must slow down to the lower posted speed limit for the school zone. Common hours for school zone speed limits are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, local authorities may establish lower speed limits for school zones when children are present.

Sources: Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation


Know road construction and conditions BEFORE you depart by visiting http://www.trafficwise.in.gov/ for up-to-the-minute traffic information, detours and road construction BEFORE you leave.

You may also want to check http//www.weather.com website to find the weather conditions of the interstates and roads you will be traveling.



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