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.