Police stress school bus safety as kids prepare to return to school

Police stress school bus safety as kids prepare to return to school

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - As kids get ready to return to school, police are stressing school bus safety.

From 2014 to 2016, more than 4,000 drivers were convicting of failing to stop for a school bus that was loading or dropping off passengers.

Police are reminding drivers that they are required to stop 10 feet in front of or behind a bus when the flashing lights are displayed. Drivers also cannot move until the bus begins to move.

"Safety on the roadway is a shared responsibility," said Lt. Shaun J. Robinson, commander of the Toledo Post. "Motorists should always exercise caution while children are exiting and boarding a bus."

To avoid being late, police say it is important to plan ahead and allow extra time for school bus stops during a morning or afternoon commute.

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