The safety of students travelling on school buses is a prime concern to all drivers. Whenever approaching a school bus with flashing lights or other warning devices, whether approaching it from the front or rear, there are traffic laws that must be obeyed. Please see MPI's "The 60-Second Driver" for school bus safety driving tips.
DON'T PASS A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS
The Highway Traffic Act requires motorists to stop at least five meters from the front and rear of a stopped school bus that is displaying signals. Drivers traveling in both directions must not pass the buses when warning lights are activated and stop signs are extended, unless they are on the other side of a divided highway.
SAFETY RULES FOR STUDENT PASSENGERS
AT ALL TIMES
Exercise care, caution, good manners and consideration for other people.