Second school district blames company for failed bus plan

Posted August 12, 2017

"We get this complaint nearly every single day", Ringle explains, "people disregarding the school bus stop arm".

MOTORISTS: In Minnesota, motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights or a stop arm when approaching from the rear and from the opposite direction on undivided roads.

One recurring issue for bus drivers are vehicles that pass stopped buses.

Last year, there were 834 school bus related crashes in Kentucky, which included 3 deaths and 98 injuries.

Red flashing lights on buses indicate students are either entering or exiting the bus.

"It is evident that motorists are not aware all the lanes must stop for a school bus stop arm if there isn't a physical barrier for a median", said Puckett.

"What I want is for it go back to how they had it before", said Arthur. The patrol emphasizes that safety on the road is a "shared" responsibility.

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Tillman said some drivers are unsure about whether they should stop on a four-lane roadway.

There are now more than 16,000 school buses on the road in IN, and according to statistics, as the number of school buses increase, so does the number of school bus stop-arm violations.

"Extra caution and time will be needed because of the closing on SR 58 and especially because of the extra traffic that will be on CR 1400N and CR 1250N", he said, adding that buses and other larger vehicles may have a tougher time getting into the school grounds due to sharp turns.

With the new school year starting, children will be crossing streets, walking and bicycling to get to and from school each day.

DPS comprises 11 divisions where 2,100 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management.

Watch and stop for pedestrians - the law applies to all street corners, for both marked and unmarked crosswalks (all street corners) - every corner is a crosswalk.