Watch for School Buses as School Begins

The start of school is upon us as a few school corporations begin their new school year next week.

When school buses are on the roads picking up children for school or dropping them off after school, Indiana State Police troopers remind drivers to stop when a school bus displays flashing lights and stop arms, even on multiple lane highways. Motorists who are on a highway that is divided by a barrier or unimproved median are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus. If there is a divided highway without a barrier or unimproved median, all drivers in all directions must stop.

Disregarding a school bus stop arm is a Class A infraction and is punishable by a maximum fine of up to $10,000.