Alger County Sheriff Todd Brock reminds motorists of School Bus Safety

Now that school is back in session, school buses are back on the road. Today I want to talk about the importance of stopping for school busses. It is illegal to pass a school bus when its lights are flashing.

Drivers on Michigan roads must stop “not bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer actuated. Drivers who violate this section are guilty of a civil infraction and face fines between $100 and $500 and up to 100 hours of community service, and this will be strictly enforced says Sheriff Todd Brock.

Some of our youngsters will be introduced to school bus transportation for the very first time.

Knowing this, every-one should consistently make safety a high priority for our children walking to and from the school bus stop. Motorists must take into account any possible delays and exercise good judgment and patience throughout the school year. Do not pass stopped school buses!

Children are our most precious possessions, let’s make sure they arrive to school and get home safely!