Stop means stop: Bus safety a top priority

When the stop sign arm is extended on a school bus and the red flashing lights are on all drivers are required by law to stop in all directions. People going around stopped school buses is a growing problem and a huge safety issue for children boarding or exiting school buses. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Jeff Gargano
Just a little over two months into the new school year and the Humboldt and Twin Rivers School Districts have had 12 incidents of vehicles passing a stopped school bus.
With buses now outfitted with cameras, violators are being turned in to authorities where they could face jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license and higher car insurance rates.
The tragic Indiana bus accident that claimed the lives of three siblings last week is a reminder of how important it is to stop and wait for a stopped school bus.
“Our biggest fear is the loss of one of our children,” Humboldt and Twin Rivers transportation director Leo Reigelsberger said.
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