Drivers reminded they must stop for school buses

With school back in session in the tri-county area, drivers are being reminded about the laws and responsibilities when it comes to school buses:

• It is against the law for any driver to pass a school bus when the school bus displays a stop signal.

• On a two-way street or highway, all drivers moving in either direction must stop for a stopped school bus that is picking up or dropping off children. You must remain stopped until the stop signal is withdrawn and all children are clear of the roadway.

• If the highway is divided by a raised barrier or an unpaved median at least five feet wide, you do not have to stop if you are moving in the opposite direction of the bus. Painted lines or pavement markings are not considered barriers. You must always stop if you are moving in the same direction as the bus and you must remain stopped until the stop signal is withdrawn.