With school about to start, know the rules of the road when it comes to stopped school buses
Lexington County, SC (Paul Kirby) – Over the next week, our roads will get a little busier as our schools begin the 2018/19 school year. It always is a busy time on South Carolina’s roads as the children switch from summer break mode, to a more regular back-to-school schedule.
Along with new clothes, classrooms, teachers, and in some cases new school entirely, back-to-school means school buses will be out in force. Where there are school buses, there certainly are children, and where there are children, there’s always the chance that they just might do something impulsive like dash out from behind a stopped bus without looking or thinking. That’s why it is extra important that all drivers on SC roads know and fully understand the rules regarding sharing the roads with school buses.
Often, knowing when you must stop for a school bus on two-lane and four-lane roads, is misunderstood. With the graphics and this short video made available by the SCHP, you should know exactly how to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to stopped school buses. Even more importantly, knowing the rules could save a child’s life.
Watch the video for the easiest and simplest way to understand an explanation of the rules:
Perhaps this little picture might make it easy to visualize: