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Stop when the red lights flash

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Last week around 3 p.m. as I drove down Luther Road toward Bowman, I was behind a school bus. As the bus pulls over it engages the red flashing lights and stop sign. This means stop! As I stopped behind the bus, a car coming from the opposite direction drove right past the bus. Thankfully all the children getting off did not need to cross the street. As I made my return trip home just 20-25 minutes later, I encountered a school bus coming down Luther Road again, however, I was traveling toward the bus, instead of behind it. The bus stopped, engaging the red flashing lights. I stopped, but to my horror, again a car drove right past the bus! For those who are not sure what the law states, I think it would be good to print the law regarding this. Some school buses flash yellow lights when preparing to stop to let children off the bus. The yellow flashing lights warn you to slow down and prepare to stop. When the bus flashes red lights (located at the top front and back of the bus), you must stop from either direction until children are safely across the street and lights stop flashing. The law requires you to remain stopped as long as the red lights are flashing (CVC 22454). Please, let us all take care to abide by this law, for the safety of all our children. Diane Lanthier, Auburn