School Bus Safety

It's National School Bus Safety Week! Just a reminder of safety laws!

Where there are school buses, there are usually children. And children are likely to do something unexpected.

It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with red lights flashing on school property, on any undivided highway or parking area in Maine. If you are approaching a stopped school bus from either direction, with its red lights flashing, you must bring your vehicle to a complete stop in front or rear of the school bus and wait while children are getting on or off the bus. You must not proceed until the bus resumes motion or until signaled by the school bus driver to do so. Violations carry severe penalties. Help us keep our children safe, not paying attention can create unintentional consequences!