OSP wants drivers to take precautions around school buses

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - August marks the beginning of the back-to-school season and the Ohio State Patrol (OSP) has a message for drivers who will interact with school buses during their morning and afternoon commute.

The OSP wants drivers to take heed to stopped school buses on the road. Motorists who approach a stopped school bus are required to stop at least 10 feet back from buses displaying red flashing lights and an extended stop arm.

Between 2010 and 2012, more than 4,000 motorists were cited for failing to stop for a school bus when children were in the process of loading or unloading the bus according to OSP.

OSP urges children and motorist to take precautions on the road to make the school year safe.

For a breakdown of school bus inspections, crashes, and stopped school bus violations, view the {PDF}.

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