Stop for School Buses: Protect our Children

Stop for School Buses: Protect our Children

by / Friday, 01 November 2013 / Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tips

yellow school bus with stop sign extended on the driver side of the bus and children crossing the road in front of the bus

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

- Whitney Houston

Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind all drivers to stop for all school buses that have on their flashing lights. We need to protect the future of Michigan and respect a school bus’s right of way in order to keep our children safe.

Did you know that it’s illegal to pass a school bus with their stop sign out and warning lights on?

Sec. 682. (1) The operator of a vehicle overtaking or meeting a school bus that has stopped and is displaying 2 alternately flashing red lights located at the same level shall bring the vehicle to a full stop not less than 20 feet from the school bus and shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer actuated. The operator of a vehicle who fails to stop for a school bus as required by this subsection, who passes a school bus in violation of this subsection, or who fails to stop for a school bus in violation of an ordinance that is substantially similar to this subsection, is responsible for a civil infraction.

Drivers need to keep 20 feet from behind the bus and can not proceed until the sign is put away and the lights are turned off. Children are injured in school bus related accidents every day across the country, and as drivers, it’s our duty to obey the law.

Our firm has handled car, motorcycle, and bus accidents for over the last 30 years, and if you’ve been injured, then we’re here for you in the Detroit or Metro Detroit area.

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Be cautious, stops for buses, and remember how we used to be when we were children… It could save a life.

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