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How To Safely Drive Near School Buses

After a summer of driving without school buses, these tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can help you drive safely near school buses and bus stops.

Stay alert

Watch for children walking in the street and playing near bus stops. Kids may dart into the street if they are late to catch the bus.

Watch the bus for flashing lights or signals

Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop. You should slow down and also prepare to stop.

Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm mean children are getting on or off the bus. Stop and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before you start driving again.

Learn more about how to stay safe around school buses.