If you drive in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts, you must stop for a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop sign deployed.
It’s the law on any road fewer than four lanes. Since there are no fourlane roads in the Archbold or Pettisville school districts, there are no exceptions locally.
Children as young as kindergarteners get on and off school busses. They don’t know when you’re running late, or playing with the radio, or answering the cell phone, or simply not paying attention.
How would you feel if you hit a child because you didn’t stop?
It’s your responsibility as a motorist to pay attention, drive defensively, and obey the rules of the road.
You, the driver, must be aware and alert, and be extra careful when you see school busses.
STOP for school busses with their red lights flashing and stop signs deployed.