School Bus Safety Reminders

As children return to school, the Michigan State Police would like to remind motorists to pay attention to school bus lights and observe the school bus law. When approaching a school bus with its lights activated, motorists should always:

  1. Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing.
  2. Come to a complete stop at least 20 feet away from the bus when its overhead lights are flashing. Do not proceed until the bus resumes motion and/or you are signaled to do so by the bus driver.
  3. Proceed with caution when the hazard warning lights are flashing a school bus with its lights activated, motorists should always:
  • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing. Come to a complete stop at least 20 feet away from the bus when its overhead lights are flashing.
  • Do not proceed until the bus resumes motion and/or you are signaled to do so by the bus driver.
  • Proceed with caution when the hazard warning lights are flashing

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