Bryan ISD Transportation is reminding drivers to remember the rules of the road for school buses that are loading or unloading.
They've released a new Public Service Announcement Video showing when you have to stop for a school bus.
Remember, the safety of children is in your hands. Obey the law and stop for school buses. Together, we can help enforce the rules and protect our children. Let's make a collective effort to prioritize safety and put an end to the reckless act of running our reds. Our children's lives depend on it.
Our school bus drivers continue to see people not obeying the stop lights when out on their routes.
"It's all our children that are riding these school buses through town so safety is imperative you know we want to keep all the kids safe. We want to make sure drivers are safe the bus drivers are safe and anybody that is going to be entering or exiting these buses," said Officer Kole Taylor with the Bryan Police Department.
"You should be paying attention all the time but once you see the yellow flashing lights kind of take that extra time, slow down, and wait until that bus comes to a complete stop. At that time you've got to stop on either side of the road if it's not a divided highway. If you see a bus pulling over to pick up some kids on the side of the road and you are behind it and you see the red flashing lights come on yes, you do have to stop," he said.
You are required to stop on both sides of the road when a school bus' red lights and stop signs are activated. The only exception is vehicles coming from the opposite direction don't have to stop if there is a barrier, median or a divided highway.