Once again this year’s “Back to School” looks a bit different. More students are headed back to the classroom than last school year so at some point during the day, children will be on or near a road, and keeping them safe should always be top-of-mind.
If you are driving, remember these rules:
- Yellow flashing lights on a school bus mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. There are likely students waiting to get on the bus or parents waiting nearby to pick up children.
- Red flashing lights mean stop — and stop at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving.
- Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for children, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone, or around bus stops.
We at Penn Fire encourage the public to stop by either stations and pick up a yard sign as a reminder to the public that “Stop means Stop for School Buses”
Station 13 is located at 13750 McKinley Hwy and Station 14 is located at 13960 Jackson Rd.
Help keep our kids safe, slow down and follow all bus and school zone laws.