STOP: Children Crossing

Schools and Libraries

August 30, 2013



During the hours of 7-9 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., motorists are urged to be especially alert for children crossing to and from a school bus. Motorists are required by law to remain halted until all school bus passengers complete their crossings. Too often, drivers become impatient if students pause, particularly on a street with a center mall or divider such as Park Avenue or a north-south boulevard.

All vehicles traveling in the same or opposite direction of a school bus must allow all passengers to cross to the other side of the street. Failure to do so could result in a dangerous situation. State law dictates that all motorists must stop when a school bus displays a red stop sign and/or red flashing lights while picking up or discharging passengers.