Classes start Aug. 14. Do you know when to stop for a school bus?

Sycamore Community SchoolsWith Sycamore Community Schools starting back up on August 14, motorists should be cautious of students waiting for buses as well as increased traffic near area schools.

The Montgomery Police Department will be stepping up enforcement measures within all school zones throughout the school year, but especially at the beginning of the school year.

Please be alert to the flashing yellow lights indicating a 20 MPH school zones as well as the laws governing stopping for school buses.

Our goal is to ensure a safe transition into the new school year for our students, teachers, and motorists.    

On a road with fewer than four lanes, all traffic approaching a stopped school bus from either direction must stop at least 10 feet from the front or the rear of the bus and remain stopped until the bus begins to move or the bus driver signals motorists to proceed.

If the bus is stopped on a street with four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop.